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Indian Summer Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Indian Summer'

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Indian Summer Flowering Crab (Malus 'Indian Summer') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Indian Summer Flowering Crab in bloom

Indian Summer Flowering Crab in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Indian Summer Flowering Crab (Malus 'Indian Summer') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Indian Summer Flowering Crab flowers

Indian Summer Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Indian Summer Flowering Crab (Malus 'Indian Summer') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Indian Summer Flowering Crab foliage

Indian Summer Flowering Crab foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

An exceptional accent tree smothered in showy dark pink flowers in spring and persistent bright red fruit in fall, good fall color, spreading habit of growth; the definitive ornamental accent for the home landscape, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Indian Summer Flowering Crab is smothered in stunning clusters of fragrant cherry red flowers with lavender overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive burgundy-tipped dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruits are showy ruby-red pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Indian Summer Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. 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 tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Indian Summer Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Indian Summer Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 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 tree 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.