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Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Shaughnessy Cohen'

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Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab (Malus 'Shaughnessy Cohen') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab flowers

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab flowers

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Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab (Malus 'Shaughnessy Cohen') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab in bloom

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab in bloom

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

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A beautiful new introduction with fuchsia pink flowers in spring and small reddish-purple fruit in fall, foliage retains a reddish hue all season; the definitive ornamental accent tree for the home landscape, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant fuchsia flowers with pink overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive cherry red flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive brick red-tipped dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to mid fall.

Landscape Attributes

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. 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.

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Shaughnessy Cohen Flowering Crab will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 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