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Red Jewel Crabapple

Scientific name: Malus sp ‘Red Jewel

Type:Deciduous tree
Plant Requirements
Zone:4 to 8
Sun:Full sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:18 ft
Width:15 ft
Bloom:Fragrant flowers
Bloom Time:April
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description In the crabapple trade Red Jewel is highly touted for its pure white flowers and bright cherry red fruit in the fall.

This is small deciduous garden tree which grows to 18’ in height and 15’ in width. At maturity it forms a rounded to pyramidal shape. It forms branches low on the trunk. These can be removed for access.

Flowers form in April. They consist of single blossoms, and typically last for 10 days before they are shed. They have a nice fragrance. Bees are attracted to the flowers. Flowers morph to the typical small apple over the summer. When they mature in the fall they turn a most pleasing brilliant red color. They will hang on the tree well into the winter months, providing song birds with a steady food supply.

This cultivar makes for excellent urban tree. Due to its smaller stature it can be grown under power lines, and in narrow boulevard planting strips.

Be sure that it is planted in full sun.

On the West Coast Red Jewell is resistant to apple scab. In the Midwest however it is considered susceptible. It is considered resistant to fireblight and cedar apple rust.

For assistance, contact Dr. Charles Brun (, (360) 397-6060 5701
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