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Flowering Crabapple 'Red Jade'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Jade
Additional cultivar information:(PP1497)
Hybridized by George Reed, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Registered or introduced: 1953
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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

Mid season flowering


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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

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:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Spring Grove, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Traverse City, Michigan

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 18, 2011, StellaElla from Graham, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

We've had a 7 ft. specimen in our full sun, north facing yard for about a year. Spring bloom was disappointing, considering that this cultivar of Malus generally blooms profusely. We've also had a terrible problem with rust and dying branches, making the tree look sickly. I won't post a negative though, because I'm hoping once the problems get sorted out and the tree grows a little, it should be a striking part of our perennial bed/landscaping. Zone 5B, outside Toronto, Ontario.