Malus transitoria ‘JFS-KW5’
If you’re looking for a beautiful flowering tree for your yard, look no further. The Royal Raindrops Crabapple has magenta pink blooms, deep purple foliage, sparkling red fruits, and bright fall medley of bronze, orange, and purple color give it all-season appeal. It’s fast growth rate is outstanding, and this tree displays excellent resistance to common crabapple diseases. It is also highly adaptable to various planting sites, heat, and drought – making this one of the most prized crabapple trees in Colorado. Great for privacy and accent, the Royal Raindrops Crabapple is extremely versatile in the landscape. This tree may be used in pretty much any area of the lawn, but keep in mind this is a low-branched tree, so it will block the view of anything you put it in front of. This tree should be planted at least 10 feet away from buildings as this tree has a sprawling width.
The Royal Raindrops Crabapple has strong upward branch angles and growth habit which minimize pruning needs and reduce potential for limbs snapping during winter freezes. This tree is also a top performer in windy climates due to its sturdy branches which are more vigorous than other crabapples. This tree quickly gains caliper size while developing a sturdy, well-tapered trunk. Can be planted in partial or full sun.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,500 ft.