Flowering Crabapple 'Henry Ross'


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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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


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


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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Apple Scab

Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:


Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:


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... read more