Friday, May 23, 2014

Malus moerlandsii 'Profusion'

We have a mature sized crabapple, Malus moerlandsii 'Profusion' on the front lawn.

This truly is its most magnificent time of year.

This crabapple grows 15-30' high x 20-35' wide. It grows well in Zones 4-8 and requires full sun. It prefers well-drained loam but adapts to a range of soils. We have clay.

We're a bit late this year, but usually in early May, the tree becomes covered with fuchsia pink blossoms.

Bonus! They are FRAGRANT blossoms :)

Flowers are followed by bright red crabapples that mature in fall and may even last through the winter.

Please check my food blog: the latest post is for Light, Fresh Cobb Salad.


Alistair said...

Astrid,Your Malus moerlandsii Profusion is a magnificent specimen, not only do you have the blooms in Spring, you then have the fruits in Autumn, for the birds and yourself to enjoy.

Nadezda said...

Awesome crabapple, Astrid!
I'd like to have the same, if it is for zone 5 so it suits for my garden as well. Do you eat apples? Do you cook jam?

HELENE said...

Oh, lovely!
It’s always a bit special to see trees that size in flower, magnificent trees, all covered in flowers. And scented too! Did you plant the tree or did it come with the house?

Astrid said...

Hi Alistair
We love it! It's absolutely stunning this time of year.

Hi Nadezda
The apples are actually very tiny and thank goodness do not leave much of a mess as they drop. But I do not eat them nor do I make jam. But I think you could.

Hi Helene
We planted the tree when we moved in 27 years ago. Even though it's very large, it looks fine in the front yard.

Jennifer said...

It is magnificent indeed Astrid!