Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Mollie Ann'

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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 re... read more