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Morning Sun Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Morning Sun'

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Morning Sun Flowering Crab (Malus 'Morning Sun') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Morning Sun Flowering Crab in bloom

Morning Sun Flowering Crab in bloom

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Morning Sun Flowering Crab (Malus 'Morning Sun') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Morning Sun Flowering Crab flowers

Morning Sun Flowering Crab flowers

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

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A beautiful ornamental tree for the home landscape, featuring soft white flowers that open from sweet pink buds along the branches in spring, very showy in full flower; upright spreading form

Ornamental Features

Morning Sun Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Morning Sun Flowering Crab is a 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 is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Morning Sun Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Morning Sun Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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