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Royal Mist Flowering Crab

Malus 'Jefmist'

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Royal Mist Flowering Crab (Malus 'Jefmist') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Royal Mist Flowering Crab flowers

Royal Mist Flowering Crab flowers

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Royal Mist Flowering Crab (Malus 'Jefmist') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Royal Mist Flowering Crab foliage

Royal Mist Flowering Crab foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Royal Mist Flowering Crab (Malus 'Jefmist') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Royal Mist Flowering Crab

Royal Mist Flowering Crab

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

An excellent small ornamental tree for the home landscape, featuring fuchsia-pink flowers which emerge from red buds in spring and fruit that drops in late summer; emerging deep purple foliage matures to bronze-green; needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Royal Mist Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant fuchsia flowers with pink overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from mid to late summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up. It has coppery-bronze-variegated dark green foliage which emerges deep purple in spring. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.

Landscape Attributes

Royal Mist Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval 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 tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Royal Mist Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Royal Mist Flowering Crab will grow to be about 24 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features