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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Leprechaun'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Leprechaun
Hybridized by Father John L. Fiala; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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

'Leprechaun' crabapple is a fine little tree for constrained landscapes, growing only to 8 ft high (2.4 m). It has leathery, dark green disease free leaves. The flower buds emerge red, opening to an abundance of single white blossoms that bloom especially on spurs. The fall fruit is small and bright red, and remains firm and colorful into December.

'Leprechaun' was introduced by Klehm Nursery, South Barrington, IL. This plant has been a parent to some other notable small crabapples, including M. Little Troll (Fiala) and M. Tiny Tim (Fiala).

Regional...

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

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



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