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Autumn Delight Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Autumn Delight'

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Autumn Delight Flowering Crab (Malus 'Autumn Delight') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Autumn Delight Flowering Crab in bloom

Autumn Delight Flowering Crab in bloom

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Autumn Delight Flowering Crab (Malus 'Autumn Delight') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Autumn Delight Flowering Crab flowers

Autumn Delight Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A stunning variety bathed in snow white blooms in the spring; highly fragrant, this tree is excellent as a focal point in the garden; an abundance of red fruit adds exceptional fall interest

Ornamental Features

Autumn Delight Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges brick red 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

Autumn Delight 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

Autumn Delight Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Autumn Delight Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 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  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features