Japanese crab, Showy crab apple
M. floribunda – M. floribunda is a small deciduous tree bearing a profusion of crimson flower buds opening to white or pale blush flowers in spring.
Arching, Small rounded
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pale-pink, White in Spring
Green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Fruit tree red spider mite
Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew
Budding, Grafting, Seed
Malus floribunda (Japanese crab) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.
Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Containers
Plant in moderately fertile soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West