Prairie Rose Flowering Crab
Malus 'Prairie Rose'
Prairie Rose Flowering Crab flowers
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Height: 20 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Roseybloom
This flowering crab is a fruitless hybrid; it boasts deep-pink double blooms on broadly sweeping branches; an ornamenental beauty with no messy fruit to worry about
Prairie Rose Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of pink flowers along the branches in early spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Prairie Rose 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 tree will require occasional maintenance 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;
Prairie Rose Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Prairie Rose 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 2 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 does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.