Malus transitoria ‘Schmidtcutleaf’ or Golden Raindrops
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright becoming vase shaped
FOLIAGE: The rich green Summer foliage is finely textured and is deeply divided into three main lobes.Becomes rosy reds, oranges, and yellows in Autumn
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Masses of tiny white blooms during spring which then form tiny golden fruit
BARK: Greyish-brown, becoming scaly with age.
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
DESCRIPTION: This unusual Crab Apple is valued for its finely textured foliage, showy golden crab apples and elegant form. Combined, these features create a small tree with a delicate appearance well suited for use in areas where space is limited. Makes a fine accent or specimen tree.
LANDSCAPE USES: Feature
TOLERANCES: Drought tolerant once established. Disease resistant.
TREE CARE: This crabapple grows best and is most disease resistant in full sun. It will adapt to varying soils including sandy sites and clay as long as the location does not have standing water during the winter. Once established it is drought tolerant. Prune young trees for good branch structure. Older trees should have limited pruning only to remove dead, broken or poorly formed branches.