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Growth Facts

Profusion Crabapple

Malus x 'Profusion'
Shipping Autumn of 2021
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Celebrate spring with a bang! When the days turn sweet and mild, and the birds belt out their love songs, Profusion Crabapple joins in on the spring festivities with a glorious display of purplish pink blossoms. The lightly fragrant blooms attract grateful pollinators that hum and buzz as they move contentedly from flower to flower. Their work is evident in fall when the half-inch, deep red crabapples appear like ornaments. If you’re so inclined, the fruits cook up into a delicious crabapple jelly. Otherwise, leave them on the tree for decoration and for the songbirds that will eventually come through, feasting on the treasure they have discovered.

Growth Facts

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The Story

Profusion is an heirloom Crabapple Tree that comes to us from the Netherlands. It was introduced by Simeon Gottfried Albert Doorenbos sometime before 1938. Doorenbos was the Director of the Parks Department at The Hague from 1927 until 1957, although his service was interrupted for a time. The Nazis removed him from his post because he refused to tear out trees and shrubs so they could install a missile launch pad. Many of these older Crabapple Trees have been superseded by newer varieties, but Profusion has had what it takes to survive. Its rich raspberry-pink blooms and disease resistance have assured it a place in the Crabapple Hall of Fame.

The Details

Most Crabapple Trees aren’t noted for having particularly good fall foliage, but Profusion is an exception. Its leaves have been known to turn a mix of scarlet, orange, and yellow in autumn.

How to Grow

Like all Crabapple Trees, Profusion prefers a sunny aspect, and a site with good air circulation will help cut down on the risk of disease. The soil should be well drained, but this tree isn’t too fussy about soil type—it will even grow in clay, as long as it doesn’t hold too much water. Irrigate with the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System to help your tree establish a strong root system during the first couple of years. Crabapples respond well to annual feeding, so supply nutrients with a good, complete fertilizer such as our Elements™ Organic Fertilizer for optimal performance. If needed, pruning is best done after flowering, though suckers can be removed from the base of the tree at any time.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 30'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Fall/Winter
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen No
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Size: A

Size A

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Size A Trees:

5-6' Tall. Grown in our #7 tree container this flowering crabapple will be a beautiful addition to your landscape.

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