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Barbara crab-apple

Malus
Barbara
Malus Barbara has dark pink blossom and small purple fruitlets.

Barbara crab-apple identification images

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  • Barbara

USDA identification images for Barbara

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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    Tree register

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

    Origins

    • Species: Malus species - Crab-apple

    Identification

    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Flowering month: April
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
    • Flower size: Medium
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Leaf/Flower sequence: Leaves and Flowers appear together

    Using

    • Wildlife: Attractive to birds

    Growing

    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Growth rate: Average
    • Attractive features: Autumn foliage colour
    • Attractive features: Scented flowers
    • Soil type: Clay
    • Pruning: Light prune
    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading / Vase

    Climate

    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Barbara 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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