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Coralburst Flowering Crab

Malus 'Coralburst'

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Coralburst Flowering Crab (Malus 'Coralburst') at Bachman's Landscaping

Malus 'Coralburst' flowers

Malus 'Coralburst' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Coralburst Flowering Crab (Malus 'Coralburst') at Bachman's Landscaping

Malus 'Coralburst' in bloom

Malus 'Coralburst' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Roseybloom

Description:

One of the finest flowering crab selections, this is a dwarf variety featuring a froth of double coral-pink flowers in spring and reddish-orange fruit in fall; needs well-drained soil and full sun, the perect focal point in a mixed garden composition

Ornamental Features

Coralburst Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant rose flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive coral-pink flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy tomato-orange pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Coralburst Flowering Crab is a deciduous shrub 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 shrub 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.

Coralburst Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Coralburst Flowering Crab will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 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 shrub 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features