Louisa Crabapple

Louisa Crabapple – Malus ‘Louisa’

color photo Louisa Crabapple pink buds white blossoms


Family Rosaceae – Rose Family
Louisa Crabapple has a low-growing, weeping form with red buds opening to pale pink blooms and crisp, maroon-tinged green foliage throughout summer. Fall shows gold foliage giving way to a golden veil of fruit, which persists well into the new year. This is an excellent crabapple for small areas, or accent and specimen plantings. Louisa crab has excellent resistance to fire blight, rust and powdery mildew, but is susceptible to apple scab [3].

Louisa Crabapple Habit

These trees are  are 21 years old [2]

Weeping trees and shrubs provide a graceful focal point in a garden, especially if placed in an uncluttered and visible location. The special characteristics of a weeping plant are the pendulous, drooping branches. Some also develop irregular, unique habits. Because of their unusual form many weepers are considered a collector‘s plant and their unique shape can be a major asset in the landscape as a centerpiece specimen or an unexpected accent, but add too many and they become a hodge-podge of clutter[4].

  1. Morton Arboretum, Crabapple: A Tree For All Seasons
  2. Louisa Crabapple – Malus ‘Louisa’ – Malus ‘Louisa’ acc. 362-88*1, & 2, photos: Bruce J. Marlin
  3. Morton Arboretum, Crabapples for the Home Landscape
  4. Morton Arboretum, Weeping plants

Family Rosaceae – Rose Family; Fruit Trees
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