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Lancelot Flowering Crab

Malus 'Lancelot'

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Lancelot Flowering Crab (Malus 'Lancelot') at The Growing Place

Lancelot Flowering Crab fruit

Lancelot Flowering Crab fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Lancelot Flowering Crab (Malus 'Lancelot') at The Growing Place

Lancelot Flowering Crab fruit

Lancelot Flowering Crab fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom


A top choice small ornamental tree for the home landscape, featuring white flowers which emerge from pink buds in spring and colorful golden persistent fruit in fall on a dwarf upright form, good fall color too; needs well-drained soil and full sun

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Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.

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Ornamental Features

Lancelot Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy gold pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Lancelot Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance 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.

Lancelot Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Lancelot Flowering Crab will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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.

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Accent  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features