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Laura crab-apple

A dwarf upright crab apple with bronze leaves and crimson blossom.

Laura crab-apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Laura

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 07 Oct 2017  DORSET, United Kingdom
      I have this variety in a small garden on the south coast and it is superb. Upright growth so does not shade the garden, lovely bright pink flowers and dark leaves in Spring and good size dark red fruit which makes very good jelly in October.

    Tree register

    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Laura tree you can register it here.


    • Species: Malus species - Crab-apple


    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    • Flowering month: May
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Leaf colour - young: Light copper


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses (ornamental plants): Jam / Jelly


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Organic culture: Suitable
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Growth rate: Average
    • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
    • Pruning: Do not prune
    • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Vigour: Natural dwarf


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

    Where to buy trees

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

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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