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Profusion crab-apple

Malus Profusion is a notably compact crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom.

Also known as

  • Profusion Improved

Profusion crab-apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Profusion

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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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2018 season

    • 2nd May  2018  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2017 season

    • 17th April  2017  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2015 season

    • 4th May  2015  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 10th May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus species - Crab-apple


    • Country of origin: Netherlands
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    • Flowering month: April
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Long
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
    • Fruit size: Small


    • Picking season: Early
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent
    • Wildlife: Attractive to birds


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Vigour: Slightly small
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Attractive features: Scented flowers
    • Soil type: Clay
    • Useful for: Open spaces
    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading / Vase


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

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Canker: Some susceptibility
    • Powdery mildew: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

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