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Lollipop Flowering Crab

Malus 'Lollipop'

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Lollipop Flowering Crab (Malus 'Lollipop') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Malus 'Lollipop' in bloom

Malus 'Lollipop' in bloom

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Lollipop Flowering Crab (Malus 'Lollipop') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Malus 'Lollipop' flowers

Malus 'Lollipop' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

Here's an accent tree quite unlike anything you've ever seen before; a dense bushy globular head is grafted onto a standard, maintains its rounded form with minimal pruning; absolutely smothered in white flowers in spring, showy amber fruit in fall

Ornamental Features

Lollipop Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. The fruits are showy gold pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Lollipop Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous shrub, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. 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 is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Lollipop Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Lollipop Flowering Crab will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, 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 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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