Royal Raindrop Crabapple

(Malus sp. 'JFS-KWS') PP14375
Zones: 4-8 (click for map)
Royal Raindrop Crabapple--Great color early spring thru early winter
Royal Raindrop Crabapple--Great color early spring thru early winter

This upright rounded crabapple tree is very disease resistant, Unlike the old-time crabapples, this tree requires no chemical spraying to keep its maroon to dark green leaves healthy. The red flower buds open to a bright pink in a gorgeous spring display. The show continues with the pea size, dark red fruit hanging on into winter. Fall foliage is various shades of orange and red. Royal Raindrops will grow about 1-2 ft. per year to a height and spread of 20 ft. by 15 ft. It can be used as a dense hedge or short windbreak. Grows in most soil conditions except very wet. Full Sun/Zones 4-8.