Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Silver Cloud'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Cloud
Hybridized by Father John L. Fiala-Peter Murray
Registered or introduced: 1990
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Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:

Early season flowering

Pollination:

Tetraploid

Rootstock Vigor:

Very vigorous

Bearing Habit:

Spur

Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Apple Scab

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

Provides winter interest

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Regional

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

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 25, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Silver Cloud' crabapple is an excellent introduction from the octoploid Satin Series developed by Father John Fiala. It's a small rounded tree with leathery green disease free foliage; fragrant white spring flowers; and golden/copper/orange fruit in the fall.

This should be another great addition for landscapes that can only fit a smaller tree.