Jewelberry Crabapple – Malus ‘Jewelberry’
Jewelberry crabapple grows to 8-12 feet, spreads to 15. Tree blooms heavily and bears fruit only in alternate years and is susceptible to apple scab and fire blight while showing excellent resistance to powdery mildew and cedar-rust. This variety is listed as recommended for home landscapes by The Morton Arboretum .
Crabapples are best grown in a sunny location with good air circulation and have no particular soil preferences, except soil should be well-drained. Root pruned trees transplant most easily. Tree size, flower color, fruit color, and growth and branching habit vary considerably with the cultivar grown but many grow about 20 feet tall and wide. A few Crabapples have good fall color and double-flowered types hold blossoms longer than single-flowered cultivars. Some Crabapples are alternate bearers, blooming heavily only every other year .
1. Morton Arboretum, ‘Jewelberry Crabapple‘
2. Jewelberry Crabapple – Malus ‘Jewelberry‘ , Morton Arboretum acc. 99-85*3 photos by Bruce Marlin
3. Morton Arboretum Crabapples For The Home Landscape
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