Makamik Flowering Crab
Malus "Makamik" in bloom
(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)
Height: 35 feet
Spread: 30 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Other Names: Roseybloom, Crabapple
A fantastic ornamental tree for home landscape use, covered in deep pink flowers in spring and persistent dark red fruit, a large and wide spreading habit of growth, exceptionally hardy; needs well-drained soil and full sun
Makamik Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant fuchsia flowers with lavender overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive coppery-bronze-tipped dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are ornamentally significant and turn yellow in fall. The fruits are purple pomes displayed from early to late fall, which can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways. The rough brown bark is not particularly outstanding.
Makamik Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Makamik Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Makamik Flowering Crab will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.