|Ornamental Flowering Crab - Gladiator|
|Beautiful glossy purple leaves, bright pink flowers, small ornamental fruit and a narrow columnar habit make this a perfect chopice for small yards!|
|Flowering - Crab (Gladiator)|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Malus x adstringens "Durieo"|
|Height 20 ft (6m)||Spread 9ft (3m)|
|Summer leaf color - green||Summer leaf color - green|
|Fruit Inedible for humans||will be eaten by large mouth birds-waxwings|
|Blossom colour - rose pink||Fragrance - moderate|
|Habit - Upright narrow||Placement - full sun|
|Why would you want this tree?||Fantastic spring blossums, narrow habit|
This is a very hardy, narrowly upright to columnar ornamental tree with showy pink flowers followed by exceptionally bright red/purple fruit. The summer leaves are rich burgundy-purple turning yellow in the fall.
The tree is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers in late May/early June, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds It has attractive deep purple foliage that turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy purple pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. The bark is rough and brown.
Gladiator Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit that makes it perfect for screening out nosy neighbours. It requires moderate care and upkeep, and is best pruned in early spring before the tree begins breaking bud.
Gladiator Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at
maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It has a low canopy with a
typical clearance of 1 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 40 years or more.
|Price last updated on Jul 15, 2017||Listing of Apple_Crabs|