May’s Delight Crabapple

May’s Delight Crabapple – Malus ‘May’s Delight’

May's Delight Crabapple blossoms

May’s Delight is a slow-growing hybrid crab from a seedling block of Malus sargentii and has a distinctive upright habit, bright red flower buds opening to pink. Crabapples are dark burgundy in color, but the tree is not a heavy fruiter. Foliage is reddish purple tinged with a light underside, with excellent disease resistance. A more vigorous grower than M. sargentii.

USDA hardiness zones: 4 through 8A
Planting month for zone 7: year round
Planting month for zone 8: year round
Origin: not native to North America

May's Delight Crabapple

May’s delight crab, from a planting, is 5 years old

Height: to 15 feet / Spread: to 15 feet / Plant habit: spreading / Plant density: dense / Growth rate: moderate / Texture: medium

Leaf arrangement: alternate, simple, crenate, serrate, elliptic; Leaf venation: brachidodrome; pinnate / Leaf type and persistence: deciduous
Leaf blade length: 2 to 4 inches / Leaf color: green / Fall color: yellow / Flower color: pink, white: very showy; pleasant fragrance [4].

May’s Delight Crabapple, Morton Arboretum acc. 420-2004*1, photos: Bruce Marlin

Family Rosaceae – Rose Family; Fruit Trees
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