Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Orange Crush'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Crush
Hybridized by Father John L. Fiala
Registered or introduced: 1983
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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:

Mid season flowering

Pollination:

Diploid

Rootstock Vigor:

Very vigorous

Bearing Habit:

Spur

Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Apple Scab

Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:

Crab

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Poplar Grove, Illinois

Georgetown, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 24, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Orange Crush' crabapple is another tough vigorous ornamental tree developed by Fr. Fiala and introduced to commerce by the Klehms of Beaver Creek Nursery in northern IL.

It separates itself from the crabapple herd by the notable bright orange-rose to orange-crimson flowers which it bears heavily and annually. The blooms are followed by persistent maroon fruit. In the late autumn, this plant is graced with bright red to purple fall color as well.