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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Cardinal's Robe'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Cardinal's Robe
Hybridized by Father John L. Fiala; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1970

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Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:
Mid season flowering

Pollination:
Diploid

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

'Cardinal's Robe' crabapple is a small rounded to spreading tree to 12 ft high (3.5 m) and as wide. It has unique bark among crabapples, with stippling like cherry bark, which is very attractive in winter. This smaller tree has disease resistant dark red-green leaves; bright orange-red buds opening to rose-red single flowers produced in great profusion; and bright red firm persistent round fruit.

'Cardinal's Robe' crabapple has established and grown vigorously here in KY, and should be an excellent tree for landscaping.

'Cardinal's Robe' crabapple was named by Father Fiala to honor a friend, James Cardinal Hickey, Washington, DC.

Regional...

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

Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky



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