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White Cascade Flowering Crab

Malus 'White Cascade'

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White Cascade Flowering Crab (Malus 'White Cascade') at Snavely's Garden Corner

White Cascade Flowering Crab in bloom

White Cascade Flowering Crab in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Cascade Flowering Crab (Malus 'White Cascade') at Snavely's Garden Corner

White Cascade Flowering Crab flowers

White Cascade Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

An exceptionally beautiful ornamental smothered in white flowers in spring along the branches and small yellow fruit in fall, pendulous habit of growth; the ultimate garden accent plant, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

White Cascade Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy lemon yellow pomes carried in abundance in early fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

White Cascade Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Cascade Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

White Cascade Flowering Crab will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 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
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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