Flowering Crabapple

Malus sieboldii 'Wooster' Rosaceae

Growth habit

Tree

Perennation

Perennial

Location

Jackson Grove, Cornell Class of 1938 Native Maple Slope

Source of plant

Arborvillage Farm Nursery

Description

Plants reach 12' in height and 10' in width; leaves very dark green; buds bright carmine-red opening to single white flowers; fruit 0.6" across, brilliant orange-red, coloring very early in August and persisting through October when consumed by migrating birds. Disease free (Nichols). Differs from 'Calocarpa' in having slightly smaller fruit that colors three weeks earlier and is bright orange-red rather than red, and is not as persistent, being attractive to migrating birds. Seed collected at the Ohio State Agricultural Experiment Station and grown out at Falconskeape Gardens, Medina, Ohio.

USDA Hardiness Zone

4

Special characteristics

winter interest, disease resistance