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Crabapple, Flowering Crabapple, Jewelberry Crabapple
A small, spreading tree for a splendid show of color in a tight space, ‘Jewelberry’ crabapple covers its branches with flowers in spring and fruits in fall. This hybrid deciduous tree has a domed shape with outward reaching branches. In mid-spring pink flower buds arise in profusion all along the bare branches and open to white flowers that are fragrant. Bees pollinate the flowers, producing a modest crop of pea-sized apples that mature to a glossy red by early autumn. The leaves are green and emerge just after the flowers open. The fall foliage is green, mottled with yellow, orange and orange-red. Birds eat the fruits and may strip the tree by the time winter begins.
Plant 'Jewelberry' in full sun in any moderately fertile, deep, well-drained soil that is moist throughout the growing season. Like most crabapples, it tolerates some drought but needs watering in prolonged dry spells or the leave wither and drop. It is not well-suited to long, humid, wet summers or the heat and aridity of low deserts, and is susceptible to fireblight and scab. An extended cold period is needed each winter to ensure production of flowers in the springtime. Use this small tree in a small- sized landscape such as a courtyard, or in a foundation bed, at the rear of a mixed border, or trained as an espalier.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
8'-12' / 2.4m - 3.7m
10'-12' / 3.0m - 3.7m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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