Royalty Crabapple 'Royalty'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Royalty
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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:

Mid season flowering

Late season flowering


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Rootstock Vigor:


Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew

Fruit Usage:

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Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

San Anselmo, California

Traverse City, Michigan

Florence, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 22, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of the darkest (purple) foliar shows, does not fade to green in summer heat like prairiefire.However the blossoms are such a deep color as to blend in with the foliage.The fruit is small 1/2" or less and clings to the plant, offering winter color until the birds eat the fruit. This tree is usually grafted to dwf root stock, but can be found with semi-dwf stock if desired. Rarely winter kills even with the wind blowing down from Canada. The petals could blow off early in late spring storms cutting the "show" short.