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PlantFiles: Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Mollie Ann'

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

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Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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 May 4, 2008, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Since I only have a young two-year-old plant (2008), I will make remarks based on promise rather than performance. Snake oil? Not if the track record of all the dozen or more other Fiala selections that I grow are any indication.

'Mollie Ann' is an induced octoploid, meaning it has a bunch more chromosomes or something compared to regular run of the mill crabapples. Father Fiala named this plant to honor his sister, and the tree was introduced to commerce by Klehm Nursery, South Barrington, IL.

'Mollie Ann' is a unique semi-weeper with thin branchlets in weeping, raceme-like clusters, unlike any other crabapple. It assumes a semiweeping stage as the great number of racemes increases, and it is very attractive even when tree is not in bloom. It has deep red buds that open to finely petaled single white flowers in clusters. The small fruit are deep red.

I can't wait for mine to grow up.

Regional...

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

Poplar Grove, Illinois
Georgetown, Kentucky



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