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Liset Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Liset'

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Liset Flowering Crab (Malus 'Liset') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Liset Flowering Crab flowers

Liset Flowering Crab flowers

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Liset Flowering Crab (Malus 'Liset') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Liset Flowering Crab flowers

Liset Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A compact ornamental with abundant crimson-red flowers in spring and deep red fruit, purple-green foliage, upright habit of growth; an exceptionally beautiful feature tree for the front yard or garden, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Liset Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant cherry red flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive burgundy-tipped dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy dark red pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Liset Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous tree 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 tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Liset Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Liset Flowering Crab will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet 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 tree 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  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features