Magenta Crabapple Tree
The Magenta crabapple tree not only produces one of the most beautifully colored flowers, but it also provides great wildlife value and is easy to grow. Additionally crabapples are great cross pollinators for other apple varieties. Reaching about 15-25 feet in height, this tree grows best in moist, well-drained soils with full sun. You can use it to beautify any landscape, plant single-row windbreaks, and even for eating and processing the fruit.
The magenta crabapple tree is a member of the Roseybloom race of crabapples. Additionally, it comes from the Redvein crabapple (Malus pumila v. niedzwetzkyana) and the Siberian crabapple (Malus baccata).
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- Uses: The Magenta crabapple tree is very beautiful and you can use it to beautify any landscape, single-row windbreaks and in recreational development. Additionally you can eat the fruits.
- Size/Shape: At maturity this tree’s height will be 15–25′ with a spread of around 35′.
- Color: The leaves are either rosy red leaves or bright green leaves. However its blooms are a radiant magenta color. In the fall though, the leaves will be a beautiful orange-red.
- Hardiness Zones: 4-8
- Pests and Diseases: Like other crabapples, this tree is highly resistant to cedar apple rust and fire blight.
- Pollination: This crabapple tree is self-fertile.
- Cultivation: This tree prefers moist and well-drained soils and full sun. Additionally it has a moderate growth rate.
- Wildlife Value: Whereas the flowers are a great source of pollen for insects and bees, the crabapple is a source of food for birds and mammals such as mice, voles, foxes and badgers.
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