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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Nancy Glick

Taxon ID#

58

Small flowering crabapple with purple lobed leaves and magenta pink flowers

Scientific  Name:

Malus x 'JFS-KW5'

Common Name 1

› 'Royal Raindrops' Crabapple

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

Cultivar JFS-KW5' is an open-pollinated seedling of Malus

Plant Type:

Tree, Broadleaf
Common Name 2

› Flowering Crabapple

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Sandy/ loam

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

Organic, Native

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Red or Purple

Foliage Description:

Deeply lobed leaves arranged alternately on the branches

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Red

Flower Description:

Showy, magenta-pink flowers

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Excellent orange-red fall color

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

yes

Winter Interest Description:

Apples persist; wildlife food source

Mature height:

15-20'

Mature spread:

15-20'

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Malus are native to USA in woodland and on woodland borders

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Food

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

May

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Smaller than normal leaves could be due to dry winter. Soaked the tree at roots and around canopy. Increased the irrigation to weekly for 60 minutes from every 14 days for 45 minutes

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Prune after the crabapple flowers in the spring if needed to remove dead or damaged wood or branches that rub or cross other branches. Remove root suckers at the base of the as soon as they appear

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Pruning if necessary

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Fire blight

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Martin, Zim, and Nelson. 1951. American wildlife flants. A guide to wildlife food habits

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Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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