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Royalty Flowering Crab

Malus 'Royalty'

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Royalty Flowering Crab (Malus 'Royalty') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Royalty Flowering Crab in bloom

Royalty Flowering Crab in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Royalty Flowering Crab (Malus 'Royalty') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Royalty Flowering Crab flowers

Royalty Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Royalty Flowering Crab (Malus 'Royalty') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Royalty Flowering Crab in fall

Royalty Flowering Crab in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple


The definitive ornamental purple-leaf tree, simply smothered in purple flowers in spring and dark red fruit in fall, beautiful purple foliage turns blazing colors in fall; somewhat susceptible to disease, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Royalty Flowering Crab is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant crimson flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive burgundy foliage which emerges purple in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. The fruits are showy purple pomes displayed from early to mid fall.

Landscape Attributes

Royalty 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 is a high maintenance tree 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

Royalty Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Royalty 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.

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

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To Marc and the crew at Wagner Landscaping,
Just short note to thank you for the quality craftsmanship you delivered at our Jefferson City residence. Our home was cut into a steeply sloping lot necessitating the need for considerable water management and erosion control landscaping. The sculpturing, erosion matting, retaining wall and ditch work was completed in short order, getting us ready for the winter. We are confident that when the snow melts and the rainy season comes next year our property will be ready to handle it. Thanks and best wishes to all.

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