Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Crab Apple

Description: Malus purpurea 'Crimson Cascade' is a beautiful compact weeping crab apple. Bright pink flowers in spring are followed by red/purple crab apples in autumn. The foliage is purple turning bronze and green throughout the year.

History: Malus purpurea 'Crimson Cascade' was raised by retired chemist Alan Warwick in Yorkshire, UK in the 1980s. Shortlisted for the Plant of the Year award at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2017.

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 2.5m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Weeping
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Replacement prune
  • Scented flowers

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