Malus ‘Baskatong’ Crab Apple

Description: A rounded but broadly spreading tree to 8m wide, with arching branches, producing violet-magenta flowers, and reddish new leaves in spring. The oval leaves turn a bronze green in the summer followed by small, cherry-like dark purplish red fruits in autumn.

History: M. ‘Simcoe’ x M. ‘Meach’ Bred by Preston before 1950. A second generation Rosybloom. Named by Isabella Preston for a Canadian lake.

Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Replacement prune
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Scented flowers

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