Malus ioensis rubra – Flowering Crab Apple
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright with open branching
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
FOLIAGE: Bronze-green new foliage maturing to a mid green over summer with a dark orange Autumn colour
FLOWERS: Large, single blossom of a pink-red colour
DESCRIPTION: An unusual crab apple with attractive red flowers and bronzy-green foliage.
LANDSCAPE USES: Excellent flowering tree suitable for small gardens, where space is restricted
TOLERANCES: Prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Does not tolerate soils of high pH well. Susceptible to rust that can cause foliage abscission, but resistant to apple scab. Transplants easily.
TREE CARE: Plant in full sun in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.