Eye-popping magenta pink blooms, deep purple cutleaf foliage, sparkling red fruits and bright fall color give all-season appeal to this easy-care flowering ornamental. Superior disease resistance, adaptability, plus heat and drought tolerance make this unique crabapple a crown jewel among trees.
Refined, uniquely shaped leaves emerge glossy deep purple and maintain their rich color through the heat of summer. Fall color is a medley of bronze, orange and purple. Tiny, persistent, bright red fruits appearing in late summer are prized by wildlife and add winter interest without making a mess.
Strong branch angles and upright growth habit minimize the pruning and shaping needed to develop a balanced canopy. A top performer in windy climates, sturdy branches don’t become windswept as is the case with lesser cultivars. More vigorous than other purple-leaved cultivars, Royal Raindrops® Crabapple quickly gains caliper while developing a sturdy, well-tapered trunk.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,500 ft.