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Malus x gloriosa - 'Oekonomierat Echtermeyer' (Weeping Crab Apple)

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Malus x gloriosa - Cultivation Notes

This tough small flowering tree prefers a fertile well drained soil in full sun or light shade. Malus will tolerate a cold spot but avoid planting in windy exposed or very dry areas. Prune to shape during the winter months but avoid excessive pruning.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Malus x gloriosa:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Malus x gloriosa:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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View other trees with dark pink flowers, or trees with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Mallus, Malis, Males, Mallis, Mallas

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