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Cinderella Dwarf Flowering Crab fruit
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Height: 8 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Roseybloom, Crabapple
A beautiful and hardy cultivar with an nice upward spreading habit covered in pretty white blooms; the fruit is golden, small and persistant and adds ornamental value for fall and winter; highly resistant to disease; good container tree
Cinderella Dwarf Flowering Crab is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy gold pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. 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 round leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.
Cinderella Dwarf Flowering Crab is a dense multi-stemmed 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 and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Cinderella Dwarf Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Cinderella Dwarf Flowering Crab will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot 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.