Eleyi Flowering Crab Apple – Single Red
Malus x purpurea ‘Eleyi’
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Broad rounded with upright spreading branches
GROWTH RATE: Slow to Moderate
FOLIAGE: Young foliage is bronze-green becoming purple-green as the season progresses
FLOWERS: Deep red buds opening to single reddish-pink blooms
FRUIT: Prolific purple-red, excellent for making crab apple jelly
DESCRIPTION: An adaptable little crab apple with purplish leaves, an impressive floral display of red to reddish-pink flowers and abundant purplish-red fruit in autumn. Good for use in small gardens, street plantings and possibly in large containers.
LANDSCAPE USES: Excellent flowering tree suitable for most gardens.
TOLERANCES: Adaptable to a wide range of conditions but best in deep, rich, well drained soil of pH 5.0 to 6.5. Reasonably tolerant of dry conditions once established. Flowering and fruit display best in full sun. Best performance is usually seen in temperate regions. Usually, only occasional light pruning is required to remove broken or crowded branches after flowering and to remove any shoots from below the graft union. May require occasional spraying for apple scab and leaf spot 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.