Malus ‘JFS-KW5’ – Royal Raindrops
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright to spreading
FOLIAGE: Deep purple with dark green flushes. Bronzy red and oranges in Autumn
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Produces masses of bright magenta-pink blooms during spring followed by tiny red fruit
BARK: Greyish-brown, becoming scaly with age.
DESCRIPTION: The strong branch structure, great form and excellent seasonal qualities of this unusual crab apple coupled with it’s disease resistance make it a truly wonderful selection for any garden. Valued for its finely textured foliage, showy red crab apples and deep purple foliage colour. All this combined result in a true winner.
LANDSCAPE USES: Feature, Street tree, avenue or specimen
TOLERANCES: Good to excellent resistance to the common diseases.
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.