Royal Raindrops Crabapple Tree
Purple Foliage and Pink Flowers Make for a Winning Combo!
Crabapple trees in full flower are one of the hallmarks of spring. It is hard to imagine that you could improve on the stunning display of white or pink flowers on deep green leaves we're so used to seeing. But you don't need to imagine - Royal Raindrops Crabapple (Malus 'JFS-KW5') is such a different look that we know you'll be blown away!
First, Royal Raindrops covers itself in eye-popping magenta-pink flowers. No pretty, pale wallflowers here. Second, the foliage is cutleaf and deep purple, giving them great form and color that last all summer, even when the flowers have faded. Add to that sparkling red fruit that attracts wildlife through the year and you've got a real winner...and we haven't even mentioned the rich fall color. The dark purple leaves turn bright shades of bronze, orange and mahogany.
Despite all of the outside beauty of this tree, it is the physical tree structure that really makes Royal Raindrops flowering crabapple special. Strong branches and an upright growth habit means that it doesn't need a lot of pruning to grow into a balanced canopy. This makes it a top performer in places with windy climates. The sturdy branches on Royal Raindrops don't get windswept like other crabapples are prone to do. This hardy tree can take the cold to zone 4 and still bloom every year.
Malus Royal Raindrops Crabapple will excite your garden with year-round interest. Don't let another year go by without one!
- Showy spring flowers
- Deep purple foliage
- Great for a small garden
- Attracts wildlife
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Malus 'JFS-KW5'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pinkish Red|