Red Jewel Crabapple - Malus 'Red Jewel'
Family Rosaceae - Rose Family; Fruit Trees

Red Jewel crab is named for its outstanding winter-persistent fruit. USDA zones 4 through 8A
Red Jewel Crabapple fruit in winter
Red Jewel Crabapple boasts an abundance of persistent red fruit that hang around nearly all winter. They are replaced by a profusion of snow-white flowers. Grows to 15 feet tall with an upright, spreading form. Moderately resistant to fireblight, good resistence to cedar-apple rust, scab, and mildew.

USDA hardiness zones: 4 through 8A / Planting month for zone 7: year round / Planting month for zone 8: year round [1]

Red Jewel Crabapple in summer
Red Jewel Crabapples - Malus 'Red Jewel', Morton Arboretum acc. 111-85*1 & (3 below) are 25 years old [2]

Red Jewel Crabapple in winter
Red Jewel Crabapple is so-named for its bright red winter-persistent fruit

  1. Morton Arboretum, Crabapple: A Tree For All Seasons
  2. Red Jewel Crabapple, Morton Arboretum acc. 111-85*1 & 3  Photos © Bruce Marlin
  3. Morton Arboretum, Crabapples for the Home Landscape
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Family Rosaceae - Rose Family; Fruit Trees
Containing Hawthorns, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Peach, Almond, Mountain-Ash and Whitebeam. Rosaceae is a large family of plants with about 3,000 species in ~100 genera. Crabapple and other fruit trees provide some of our most outstanding flowering ornamentals, as well as food for birds and other wildlife.
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