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Henry Dupont Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Henry Dupont'

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Henry Dupont Flowering Crab (Malus 'Henry Dupont') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Henry Dupont Flowering Crab in bloom

Henry Dupont 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:  4

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

An old standard among flowering crabs that's still as beautiful as ever, with purplish-red flower buds that open to lavender-pink flowers along with the foliage, reddish fruit in fall, on a large spreading tree; can be seen from a mile away in spring

Ornamental Features

Henry Dupont Flowering Crab is smothered in stunning clusters of fragrant lavender flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive ruby-red flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges burgundy 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 late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Henry Dupont 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 is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Henry Dupont Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Henry Dupont 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 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath 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