Ornamental Flowering Crab - Big River
Copious early season pink flowers, green bronze leaves, red fruit.
Winter Colour
Winter Colour
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Botanical (latin) name: Malus 'Big River'
Zone 2
Height 20 ft (6m) Spread 15ft (4m)
Summer leaf color - green Fall leaf colour - Yellow
Fruit Inedible for humans will be eaten by large mouth birds-waxwings
Blossom colour - rose pink Fragrance - moderate
Habit- Upright spreading Placement - full sun
Why would you want this tree? Fantastic spring blossums, berries for birds

Green foliage, deep rose-pink flowers, and purple black fruit makes this crab apple a very showy tree. A popular landscape tree due to its tight pyramid shape. It has excellent disease resistance, and is very hardy. Fruit remains on branches well into winter.

Big River Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers with cherry red overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage with coppery-bronze undersides throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy crimson pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. The rough brown bark is not particularly outstanding.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Big River Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet, upright habit of growth and it makes an incredible accent for the smaller home landscape. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

Price last updated on Jul 15, 2017 Listing of Apple_Crabs

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