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Malus 'Purple Gem'

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Malus 'Purple Gem' - Purple Gem Crabapple

More About 'Purple Gem'

  • Broadly rounded to spreading habit
  • Pink-red buds open to fragrant, single, pink-red flowers before the leaves emerge
  • Flowers are followed by medium-sized, red crabapples
  • Leaves are dark purple through the summer
  • Foliage turns bronze in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

4

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

3-4 m

Colour:

Red,Pink (deep)
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Purple Gem Crabapple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Use as a specimen, in small groups or mixed with other cultivars. Crabapples have visual appeal in the spring with their abundance of showy flowers. Added appeal lies in the fall and winter with their colourful fruit that is attractive to birds.


'Purple Gem' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Bronze
Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

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