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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Henry Ross'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Henry Ross
Hybridized by Father John L. Fiala

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Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:
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 25, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Henry Ross' crabapple is a small graceful fountain-type weeper 8 ft high and 10 ft wide (2.5 m x 3 m). The buds emerge light pink-rose, opening to single white flowers. It is a heavy annual bloomer. The fall fruit are small bright yellow-gold, persistent, and very attractive. The disease free leaves are dark green.

'Henry Ross' crabapple is a fine selection from the long series of newer weeping crabapples developed in the past 50 years at Falconskeape Gardens, Medina, OH. It is an excellent fountain weeper for smaller gardens and can be used as a focal point in any garden.

'Henry Ross' crabapple was named by Father Fiala to honor a friend and one of North Americas outstanding horticulturists and new plant introducers, Henry Ross, director and founder of Gardenview Horticultural Park, Strongsville, OH.

Regional...

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

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



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