Royal Raindrops® Flowering Crabapple

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The Magenta Tree: Royal Raindrops® Flowering Crabapple Tree

  • Mystical Magenta Pink Flowers
  • Blooms in April
  • Grows in Zones 4-8
  • Full Sun Loving Tree
  • Widely Adaptable to Different Soil Types
  • Gorgeous All Year Round
  • Upright Spreading Branches
  • Fragrant Like No Other
  • Purple Leaved Tree
  • Disease Resistant

The Royal Raindrops® Flowering Crabapple Tree (Malus 'JFS-KW5') is an eye-catching, flourishing tree sure to wow people who pass by. Its upright spreading branches create a uniquely shaped tree and whimsical image enjoyed by all.

The flowers are a beautiful magenta color in the spring as they bloom. The brightly colored tree welcomes spring like no other!

The branches themselves are extremely sturdy, a pleasant choice for windy climates! They live in growing zones 4-8.

They produce very small, persistent, bright red fruit that sparkle in the sun. Birds love the tasty fruit this tree keeps throughout the winter.

The fall colors of the tree are beautiful. The tree softens to pinks, reds, and purples. The foliage is a glossy deep purple all year round.

The Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Tree is known for being fragrant, drought tolerant, and disease resistant!

How to Use Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Tree in the Landscape

The Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Tree is going to be the focal point of your yard! Its bright colors attract the eyes of all people!

Display this tree in any cottage garden, as it will fit in perfectly. Throughout the seasons, it will continue to display beautiful colors.

Decorate a business landscape or city sidewalks with this tree for an eye popping color against neutral buildings!

Imagine peering out your window to find this brightly colored tree thriving in your backyard. All year round, this could be your reality.

Use a few of them as a property divider rather than using an eye sore fence! It will improve your curb appeal and your yard will be the best on the block!

#ProPlantTips For Care

This tree is fairly easy to maintain! It grows to 15-20 feet tall and will spread from 10-15 feet.

The Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Tree loves the sun! Provide them with a full sun location so they can grow to their fullest potential.

They are widely adaptable to different soil types. And, once they are established in their area, they are drought tolerant. Plant this tree in well drained soil so the roots don't drown!

We recommend adding a layer of mulch to the base of the tree. This will help conserve water and protect the root system.

When watering, like other trees, create a regular watering schedule during the first growing season (Once a week is fairly normal). Then, once it is established, give it a soak when it is thirsty!

Check if the Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Tree is thirsty by using the finger test. Stick your finger in the soil near the base of the tree. If the soil is damp, refrain from watering. If the soil is dry, give it a refreshing soak!

Pruning this tree is simple. Prune in the late winter to remove damaged, broken, or diseased branches/growth. Pruning will prevent mishaps when growing in the spring. If you'd like more information about pruning fruit trees, read our blog post here.

When planting multiple Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Trees, plant them 20 feet apart measuring from the center of each tree. This will ensure their roots won't tangle. Be sure to plant them 20 feet away from any structure too. The roots require space to flourish.

Overall, the Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Tree cannot be beaten! Its fragrant flowers, exquisite colors, and irresistible charm is sure to win your heart. Order your Royal Raindrops Flowering Crabapple Tree today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Royal Raindrops® Flowering Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'JFS-KW5'
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes