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Canterbury Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Canterzam'

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Canterbury Flowering Crab (Malus 'Canterzam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Canterbury Flowering Crab flowers

Canterbury Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Canterbury Flowering Crab (Malus 'Canterzam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Canterbury Flowering Crab flowers

Canterbury Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A beautiful cultivar with an upward and wide habit, covered in lovely light pink blooms in spring; fruit is bright red, small and persistent and adds ornamental value for fall and winter; excellent disease resistance

Ornamental Features

Canterbury Flowering Crab is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers with white overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Canterbury Flowering Crab is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Canterbury Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Canterbury Flowering Crab will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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