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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Ballerina'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Ballerina
Hybridized by Father John L. Fiala; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1974

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Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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:
Non-patented

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 Feb 25, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Ballerina crabapple is an excellent smaller crabapple for narrower sites. It is an upright to fan-shaped tree 16 ft high and 12 ft wide (4.9 m x 3.6 m) with glossy dark green disease free leaves with very showy white single flowers. The colorful fruit are 0.5" (1.3 cm) bright yellow and persistent to hard freeze.

I have been quite impressed with this disease resistant crabapple.

Regional...

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

Poplar Grove, Illinois
Georgetown, Kentucky



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