Malus ‘Jewelcole’ RED JEWEL ™

flowering crabapple

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Outstanding Qualities

Red Jewel(TM) is an excellent small tree for the garden with profuse single white flowers in spring and consistently, heavy crops of cherry red fruits persist until spring the following year. The white buds and clean white flowers contrast well when mixed with other flowering crabapple cultivars. Due to its smaller size is excellent as a street tree under power lines for it will not need to be brutally topped. Red Jewel(TM) is lovely in formal settings and makes a lovely small-scale allee.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: frull sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant, once established

Wildlife Associations: birds

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: pink, purple, yellow

Great Color Partners: white, dark green, variegated

Culture Notes
This crabapple grows best and is most disease resistant in full sun. It will adapt to varying soils including sandy sites and clay as long as the location does not have standing water during the winter. Once established it is drought tolerant. This selection was chosen for its superior disease resistance in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Prune young trees for good branch structure. Older trees should have limited pruning only to remove dead, broken or poorly formed branches. Pruning this tree can be tricky for the beginner so consult an experienced pruner or take local classes before attempting to prune.