Flowering Crabapple

Malus 'Adirondack' Rosaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Zucker Shrub Collection

Source of plant

Schmidt & Son Co.


Narrow, upright tree, reaching 12' in height and 6.6' in width with a distinctive obovate growth habit, upright, gray-brown, maroon-tinged branches and leathery, dark green leaves. Flower buds dark carmine-red opening to single, heavily-textured, 1.6"-1.8" across white flowers with traces of red. Fruit subglobose, red, with half shaded to orange-red, 0.5"-0.6" across, persistent until December. Completely disease resistant (DS 420). Five hundred open-pollinted seedlings of M. halliana were artificially inoculated with Fireblight un controlled conditions; of the sixty surviving seedlings several showed field resistance to scab, cedar-apple rust, and powdery mildew during eleven years of field trial; 'Adirondack' was selected from this seedling population in 1974 by Donald Egolf and released in 1987. NA 54943 and PI 499828 (DS 674).

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

disease resistance, growth habit