|Edible Apples and ornamental Crabapples have masses of spring flowers that emerge before the leaves. Hundreds of Apple varieties are grown for cider, cooking, eating, or a combination of uses. Each type, including dwarf and semi-dwarf, has its own climate preferences and harvest dates. However, some types of Apple tree can be found to grow in every state in the United States. Single- or semi-double flowering trees have red, orange, or yellow Apples that ripen from midsummer into autumn. Double-flowering Crabapples seldom produce fruit. Crabapples do well in lawns, in the foreground of borders, or closely planted in rows, as high screens. They tolerate a range of soils, from acid to slightly alkaline, and from rocky to wet. Stake newly planted trees. Protect the fruit from birds. Prune damaged, diseased, dead or rubbing branches. Remove suckers in early summer.
Its leaves offer excellent color, opening glossy purple in spring, maturing to purple-green in summer and brilliant purple in fall. Dark red flowers are almost purple, fruit is dark purple-red.
Attributes - Malus 'Royalty'
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Flower Color: Red
Height: 15 ft. to 20 ft.
Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Fragrant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scales.
Malus 'Adams', Malus x 'Arnoldiana', Malus 'Candied Apple', Malus 'Cox's Orange Pippin', Malus 'Hopa', Malus 'Indian Magic', Malus 'Northern Spy', Malus 'Radiant', Malus 'Red Delicious', Malus 'Red Jade', Malus 'Red Splendor', Malus 'Sugar Thyme', Malus floribunda, Malus pumila, Malus sargentii