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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Centurion'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Centurion
Hybridized by Bob Simpson, Simpson Nursery Co.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Mid season flowering

Pollination:
Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew
Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust
Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:
Crab

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ViburnumValley On Feb 4, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Centurion crabapple is another excellent introduction from the love and labors of the late Bob Simpson of Vincennes IN. He was well known for his deliberative approach to observing, selecting, and naming high quality ornamental plants for the midwest US. Such plants as 'Winter Red' winterberry and 'Winter King' hawthorn were the "fruits" of his labor. Crabapples were near and dear to him as well.

Centurion (patented by Lake County Nursery as 'Centzam') is a narrower form crabapple with single rose-red flowers and small glossy cherry red fruit that persist into winter. It has shown some scab susceptibility in OH trials.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Princeton, Massachusetts
Traverse City, Michigan
Fruit Heights, Utah



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