Royal Raindrop Crabapple

General Information

Royal Raindrops Crabapple features bright pink, spring flowers that provide a stunning contrast to the purple cutleaf foliage. The rich purple leaves hold their color well through the heat of summer. In late summer, small, bright red fruits appear that are very attractive to wildlife.  The crabapples persist into early winter. It has good upright form and branching that reduces the need for pruning and shaping.  Royal Raindrops is more vigorous than other purple leaved cultivars.  Good performance in windy climates. Beautiful orange-red, bronze fall color. Great all season appeal. Beautiful tree for a specimen or accent tree.  Can be used to line a street or driveway.  Beautiful planted in small groupings. A must have tree for your landscape!

Additional Information

Malus ‘JFS-KWS’ grows best in Full Sun.  It will grow 18-20′ tall with a spread of 12-15′.  Plant in zones 4 to 8. Heat and drought tolerant. Attracts birds and butterflies.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in rich, medium wet,  well drained soil.  Prefers acidic, loamy soil.  Tolerates a variety of soil.  No serious insect or disease problems. Good resistance to  apple scab, fire blight, cedar-apple rust, leaf spot and powdery mildew. Tent caterpillars, fall webworms, aphids, Japanese beetle, borers and scale may be occasional, but not serious pests. Spider mites may be present. Prune as needed after flowering. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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