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Scientific Name: Malus 'JFS-KW5'
Pronunciation: MAY-lus
Common Name: Royal Raindrops crabapple
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves deep purple, entire or lobed; flowers bright pinkish red in April-May; pomes dark red, about 1 cm round.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Irregular, Open, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:4 - 5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (an open-pollinated seedling of M. transitoria 'Schmidtcutleaf')
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
Royal Raindrops crabapple
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Orange, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Serrate
Additional Info: Spectacular fall colour, leaves are cut

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May

Fruit Type: Pome
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Additional Info: Showy, Edible, Persistent

Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
Specific Pests: Excellent resistance to scab, fireblight and cedar -apple rust: good resistance to mildew
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