Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Adams'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Adams
Hybridized by Adams Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1947
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Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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

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 Cedar-Apple Rust

Fruit Usage:

Crab

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Regional

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

Winnetka, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grandview, Missouri

Chiloquin, Oregon

Mindoro, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 4, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Adams' crabapple has graced landscapes for many years (originating in 1947), and is still one of the finest pink-flowering standard sized crabs available.

It is very disease resistant, is a heavy annual bearer of deep pink 1.5" flowers, and persistent dark glossy small red fruit. It has performed well from MA to SC to the midwest states.

'Adams' crabapple belongs in anyone's top ten full-sized crab collection.