Make It Green Garden Center

Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



shrub

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab

Malus 'Royal Beauty'

Add To My Wish List

print page
Royal Beauty Flowering Crab (Malus 'Royal Beauty') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab flowers

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab (Malus 'Royal Beauty') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A hardy weeping flowering crab with cascading purple foliage and showy pink flowers in spring followed by small dark red fruit; exceptionally effective as a feature ornamental in a mixed garden composition, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive purple foliage which emerges brick red in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab is a spreading deciduous shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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 shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

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

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 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 shrub 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  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features