Malus floribunda Description
Malus floribunda is planted for its massed display of pink white spring blossom. But this ornamental crab grows to become a handsome tree in its own right, so dare to think beyond the blossom, which is sadly short lived. Much planted as a reliably tough street tree it is equally suited to garden planting.
Malus floribunda - Cultivation Notes
This is a slightly taller growing flowering crab which will flourish in any reasonably fertile well drained soil in full sun or light shade. This crab will tolerate a cold spot but avoid planting in very exposed locations. Prune to shape during the winter months but avoid excessive pruning. Grows to a maximum height of around 10 metres.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Malus floribunda:
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Design & Plant Use for Malus floribunda:
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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