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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Golden Dream'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Dream
Hybridized by Father John L. Fiala; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1960

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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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:
Mid season flowering

Pollination:
Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

'Golden Dream' crabapple is a small, rounded tree to no more than 12 ft high (3.5 m) and 10 ft wide (3 m). The buds begin carmine pink, opening to single white flowers produced in great abundance. In autumn, bright yellow-gold small fruit are showy, firm and persistent until late winter, with a glossy burnished-copper glow after freezing.

The leaves are medium green and totally disease resistant. This tree is especially fine in small group plantings next to red-fruited clones, and shows outstanding potential for highway plantings.

'Golden Dream' crabapple is an excellent little tree that should be grown more.

Regional...

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

Poplar Grove, Illinois
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky



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