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Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple

Malus 'Donald Wyman'

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Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple (Malus 'Donald Wyman') at Gertens

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple in bloom

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple in bloom

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Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple (Malus 'Donald Wyman') at Gertens

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple flowers

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple flowers

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Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple (Malus 'Donald Wyman') at Gertens

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple fruit

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple fruit

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Brand:  Gertens

Description:

A highly regarded selection featuring showy white flowers in spring and persistent bright red fruit in fall, spreading habit of growth; a wonderfully ornamental accent for the front yard, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive cherry red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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.

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Donald Wyman Flowering Crabapple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. 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 should only be grown in full sunlight. 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. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features