Height: 18 feet
Spread: 16 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A distinctively shaped feature tree with showy pink-edged white flowers in spring emerging from red buds and persistent orange-red fruit in fall, rigidly upright habit of growth; needs well-drained soil and full sun, excellent for smaller landscapes
Adirondack Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers with red tips along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy tomato-orange pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up. It has coppery-bronze-tipped dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.
Adirondack Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Adirondack Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing
Adirondack Flowering Crab will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 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.