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Malus 'Show Time' flowers
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Height: 25 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Showtime Flowering Crab, Roseybloom Crabapple
A beautiful cultivar with an upward and wide habit, covered in lovely fuschia-red blooms in spring; fruit is deep red, small and persistent and adds ornamental value for fall and winter; excellent disease resistance
Show Time Flowering Crab is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant fuchsia flowers with red overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has burgundy-variegated dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.
Show Time Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Show Time Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Show Time Flowering Crab will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.