Scientific Name: Malus 'JFS-KW5'
Common Name: Royal Raindrops crabapple
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 5 - 7m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Open, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate, Incised, Pinnately lobed, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Pink, Red, May
Fruit: Edible, Pome, Red, Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, most ovate, 6-8cm long x 3-5cm wide, crenate, most with 3 or 5 lobes, deep purple to dark green; flowers bright pinkish-red, 2-3cm wide, in April-May; pomes dark red-purple, about 1cm round. Winter ID: pomes.