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Gladiator™ Flowering Crab

Malus 'DurLeo'

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Gladiator™ Flowering Crab (Malus 'DurLeo') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab flowers

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab (Malus 'DurLeo') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab flowers

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 feet

Spread:  9 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Brand:  First Editions

Description:

An exciting new introduction, this is a very hardy, narrowly upright to columnar ornamental tree with showy pink flowers followed by smallish purple fruit and rich burgundy-purple leaves all season; use for its distinctive form

Ornamental Features

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive deep purple foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy purple pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Gladiator™ Flowering Crab will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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 40 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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