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Crimson Cascade crab-apple

Malus x purpurea
Crimson Cascade
A new weeping crab-apple with dusky pink blossom and small dark red fruitlets.

Crimson Cascade crab-apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Crimson Cascade

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Malus species - Crab-apple


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    • Flowering month: April
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
    • Flower size: Medium
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple
    • Fruit shape: Round
    • Leaf/Flower sequence: Leaves and Flowers appear together


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent
    • Food uses: Not suitable for humans
    • Picking month: October
    • Wildlife: Attractive to birds
    • Garden type: Small town garden


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Poor
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Growth rate: Average
    • Attractive features: Attractive foliage
    • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
    • Useful for: Small gardens
    • Useful for: Specimen planting
    • Pruning: No need to prune


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 7 (-18C)
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Crimson Cascade crab-apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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