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Malus MIL L. - Flowering crab apple

 

Requirements and characteristics of flowering crab apples

Site: Sunny position.

Soils:  Crab apples are generally adaptable to soils and site. They prefer a medium heavy, nutrient-rich, not too dry to moist, humus-rich, open soil, acid to neutral (to alkaline), DIRR recommends an optimum pH-value of 5 to 6.5.

Roots:  Sallow root system with many fibrous roots, on loamy soils down to 1 m, on sandy soils down to 1.5 m, main roots are strong, side roots are horizontally spreading, generally loosely branched, very tolerant of underplanting.

Characteristics: Very frost tolerant frost tolerant and tolerant of urban sites. Some cultivars are susceptible to apple scab, and, in the first half of the year, infestation with caterpillars. Longer lived than ornamental cherries, 50 year old trees are often still vigorous and healthy.

Flowering time:  Beginning of May to beginning of June. 

 

‘Butterball’

 
Habit

Large shrub or small tree with broad and open upright habit, develops wide-spreading, picturesque crown and hanging side branches in maturity.

Size

4 to 6 m in height, 3.5 to 5 (6) m spread.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate.

Flowers

White, tinted delicate pink, pink buds, single flowers are 3 to 4 cm across.

Fruits

Round, apple-shaped to flattened spherical, calyx persists on some plants or is shed, yellow, slightly shiny, 2 to 2.5 cm across, fruit keep for long and are good for cooking.

Flowers

Green-yellow catkins up to 12 cm long. May.

Site Sun.
Characteristics

Malus ‘Butterball’is not susceptible to apple scab and mildew. Special characteristics are its high resistance to apple scab and the large number of fruits held on the tree into late autumn. 

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                              height 150-200

3 x tr, container grown                              height 200-250   

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200         

  

‘Evereste’®

 
Habit

Large shrub or small tree with broadly pyramidal, open structure, spreading side  branches, hanging in maturity.

Size

4 to 6 m (up to 8) in height. 

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, ovate, 6.,5 to 8 cm long and 3.5 to 5.5 cm wide, margins are irregular, crenate sawn, dark green, matt, petiole is crimson, 2.5 to 3 cm long, leaves are sometimes 3-lobed. 

Flowers

White with pink tings (stripes on the margins of petals), simple, single flowers are 3 to 3.5 cm wide, petals do not overlap, creased and bowl-shaped, curled towards the inside, buds are madder red. Early flowering time.

Fruits

Flattened spheres, slightly irregular, generally without a calyx, 1.5 to 2.3 cm long and 2.6 cm across, orange-red, where exposed to sunlight pepper red (lobster red), fruit generally on red stalks with a pale blue-grey bloom, thin petioles, 3 cm long.

Characteristics

Malus ‘Evereste’®is not susceptible to apple scab, healthy leaves, remaining on the tree late into autumn, very good pollen donor.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Hedging element

4 x tr, air pot,                                    width x length x height            60 x 100 x 200    

Cone

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-325              

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 325-250              

Espalier

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 200-225               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 225-250               spread 150-200

Specimen trees, horizontally trained canopies,

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 200-225              

4 x tr, wire rootballed                                 height 225-250 

Umbrella form

5 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 250-300               spread 150-200

5 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 300-350               spread 150-200

Table-top form

6 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 250-300               spread 150-200

6 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 300-350               spread 150-200

 

 

‘Red Jewel’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with upright, pyramidal crown, becoming oval to funnel-shaped with age.

Size

4.5 to 5.5 m in height, 3 to 3.5 m spread, slow growing.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, broad ovate to elongate, slightly lobed, 5 to 7 cm long, dark green.

Flowers

White, simple, single flowers 3 to 4 cm, born in great profusion. 

Fruits

Round, apple shape, shiny cherry red, 1.2 to 1.5 cm across, held on the tree late into autumn.

Characteristics

Malus ‘Red Jewel’ is very slightly susceptible to apple scab and slightly susceptible to mildew, fruits are often held until December, one of the best new generation crab apples. 

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

 

‘Red Sentinel’’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with a slender crown and hanging side branches.

Size

4 to 5 m in height, 2.5 to 3.5 m spread, slow growing. 

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, oval, up to 7.5 cm long and 3.5 cm wide,  mid-green, petioles are tinged red.

Flowers

White, simple, buds are light pink, single flowers 3 cm wide.

Fruits

Round, apple shape, shiny cherry red, 1.2 to 1.5 cm across, held on the tree late into autumn.

Characteristics

Free of apple scab.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                              height 150-200

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 350-400               spread 200-300

Espalier

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 200-225               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 225-250               spread 150-200

 

 

‘Royalty’

  Habit

Upright shrub, compact growing with thick shoots, or tree-like large shrub, becoming more spreading in maturity. Slow growing.

Size

4 to 6 m in height, 4 to 5 m spread.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, ovate to elongate, 8 to 12 cm long, glossy dark green, later dark green-red, margins are rough sawn. Autumn colour is brown-red.

Flowers

Ruby red, simple, single flowers are 3.5 to 4 cm wide, petals do not overlap. Flowers often hidden by foliage.  

Fruits

Long, to 1.5 cm, dark red. 

Characteristics

Limited susceptibility to apple scab.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                              height 150-200         

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Espalier

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 200-225               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 225-250               spread 150-200

  

    

 

Prunus L. Cherry,Plum, Peach, Almond, Apricot

 

 

Serrulata ‘Kanzan’

 
Habit

Large shrub or small tree, funnel-shaped crown with stiffly ascending strong main branches, becoming more spreading in maturity with slightly hanging branches. Fast growing.

Size

7to 10 (12) m in height and 5 to 8 m in spread. Annual growth is 30-40 cm.

Bark

Red-brown, later brown-grey, fissured. 

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, pointed elliptic, 8 to 12 cm long, juvenile leaves are bronze coloured, glossy green in summer. Autumn colour is yellow-orange.

Flowers

Pink, densely double (30) petals, individual flowers are up to 6 cm wide, held in clusters of 2 to 5, extraordinarily floriferous. Beginning of May.

Site

Sun.

Soils

Prunusserrulata ‘Kanzan’ is generally undemanding, tolerates all cultivated soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline. 

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                               height 100-125 

3 x tr, container grown                               height 125-150

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                             height 350-400                  spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                             height 400-450                  spread 200-300      

Specimen

6 x tr, air pot,                                             height 400-450                  spread 300-400

6 x tr, air pot,                                             height 450-500                  spread 300-400        

 

 

Serrulata ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’

  Habit

Small tree with arched branches and branchlets. 

Size

3 to 5 (6) m in height and 3 to 4 m in spread often of similar spread and height. Annual growth is 20-30 cm.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, elliptic, 8 to 10 cm long.

Flowers

Pink, densely double (30) petals, individual flowers are up to 6 cm wide, held in clusters of 2 to 5, very numerous. End of April to beginning of May.

Site

Sun. 

Soils

Prunusserrulata ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’ is generally undemanding, tolerates all cultivated soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline.  

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown            height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown            height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                          height 250-300                 

4 x tr, air pot,                          height 300-350                  

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                          height 300-350               spread 100-150

5 x tr, air pot,                          height 350-400               spread 100-150

  

 

Serrulata ‘Pink Perfection’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with an upright, funnel-shaped crown. 

Size

Up to 8 m in height and 5 m in spread. Annual growth is 30-40 cm.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, pointed elliptic, 8 to 10 cm long, leaf margins doubly serrate, dark green. Autumn colour is brilliant orange-red.

Flowers

Deep pink, single, up to 3 cm wide, on long peduncles, very numerous. End of April to beginning of May.

Site

Sun.

Soils

Prunusserrulata ‘Pink perfection’ is generally undemanding, tolerates all cultivated soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline.  

Half-standard tree

2 x tr, container grown                                                                     height 60-100

2 x tr, container grown                                                                     height 100-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,  extra wide spacing,                                                   height 300-400             

4 x tr, air pot,  extra wide spacing,                                                   height 400-500              

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,  extra wide spacing,                                                   height 500-600             

 

 

Serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with a broad, funnel-shaped crown and, stiffly ascending, strong main branches, becoming more spreading in maturity, slightly less vigorous than Prunus ‘Kanzan’.

Size

5 to 7 (8) m in height, 4 to 5 m in spread. Annual growth is 25 cm approx.

Bark

Red-brown, later brown-grey, fissured.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, pointed elliptic, 8 to 12 cm long, deep violet-purple. Autumn colour from violet-red to bronze orange.

Flowers

Dark pink to purple-pink, densely double, in clusters of 2 to 5, very floriferous. End of April to beginning of May.

Site

Sun.

Half-standard tree

2 x tr, container grown                               height 100-125

2 x tr, container grown                               height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                             height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                             height 300-350               spread 150-200

          

  

 

AutumnalisRosea

 

 

Habit

Small, delicate tree or large shrub with a broadly upright crown, delicate branches and shoots, in maturity dense and hanging. 

Size

Up to 5 m in height and in spread. Annual growth is 25 cm approx.

Bark

Dark brown, later brown-black.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, acute-elliptic, 6 to 8 cm long, serrate. Autumn colour yellow-orange to violet-brown-red.

Flowers

White-pink with pink centres, semi-double, calyx is reddish, single flowers are 2.5 to 3 cm wide. In mild climates as early as November/December, main flowering period in March/April.

Site

Sun.  

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 450-500               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 500-550               spread 200-300

 

Yedoensis ‘Ivensii’

 

Habit

Small tree or large shrub. 

Size

5 to 8 (10) m in height and 4 to 7 m in spread. Annual growth is 40 cm decreasing with age.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, elliptic, 6 to 12 cm long, pointed, vivid green. Autumn colour yellow to yellow-orange-red.

Flowers

Pink buds, later brilliant white, single, individual flowers are 3 to 4 cm wide, held in racemes of 5 to 6 flowers, often as early as end of March, main flowering period is April.

Fruits

Black, pea-sized fruit, rarely produced.

Site

Sun, sheltered positions. 

Soils

Tolerates all cultivated garden soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline. Characteristics: Frist tolerant.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 400-450               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 450-500               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 500-550               spread 200-300

  

 

Salix L. - Willow 

Integra ‘Hakuro-Nishiki’

 

Habit

Salix Integra ‘Hakuro-Nishiki’ is sometimes called Flamingo Tree. Domed crown and wide-spreading branches.Habit of the shrub when young is upright, and outward in all directions.  As the plant matures, branches will arch gracefully.  It is quite elegant with the drooping branches, delicate looking variegated leaves, and dangling catkins. It is almost a shame to shear back the elegant foliage just to produce more colourful growth. 

Size 2 to 6 m tall with greyish-green bark.
Foliage

Deciduous. The leaves 2 to 10 cm long and 1 to 2 cm wide; they are pale green both above and below, and unusually for a willow, are often arranged in opposite pairs or whorls of three, rather than alternate.

Flowers

The flowers are produced in small catkins 1-2.5 cm long in early spring; they are brownish to reddish in colour.

Sun Full sun, part sun or part shade. Best colour is produced in full sun but will not tolerate prolonged heat.
Soils

‘Hakuro-nishiki’ in moist, fertile, well drained soils. It will tolerate poor soil, somewhat sandy soil or clay soil but may not produce ideal growth and colour.  

Specimen

3 x tr, container grown                          height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                          height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                          height 150-175

Specimen

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                           height 200-250               spread 150-200

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                           height 250-300               spread 150-200