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Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab

Malus 'Fuchsia Girl'

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Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab (Malus 'Fuchsia Girl') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab in bloom

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab in bloom

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Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab (Malus 'Fuchsia Girl') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab flowers

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  13 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

One of the best ornamental trees for home landscape use, this an improved version of Royalty with deep purple foliage all season and showy fuchsia-red flowers in spring, more upright habit, very disease resistant; needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant fuchsia flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive purple 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 red in the fall. The fruits are showy red pomes displayed from early to mid fall. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

Landscape Attributes

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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;

  • Messy

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Fuchsia Girl Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 13 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
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features