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  • Longmont, Colorado
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Royal Raindrops® Crabapple

Malus transitoria 'JFS-KW5'

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Product Description

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.

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  • Photo Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
  • Photo Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
  • Photo Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
  • Photo Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Tree Habit Upright, Spreading, Dense Branching
Mature Size (generic) TREE (10-20' Tall) • Average WIdth
Fall Color Subtle
Features Showy Flowers, Fragrant Flowers
Flowering Season Spring
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6
Water Needs Moderate
Growth Rate Moderate
Light Needs Partial Sun, Full Sun
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Mature Width 12-15 Feet
Name Royal Raindrops® Crabapple
Flower Color Group Pink

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