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Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Adirondack'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Adirondack
Hybridized by Dr. Egolf, US National Arboretum
Registered or introduced: 1987
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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 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

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:

Park Ridge, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Chiloquin, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

'Adirondack' crabapple was introduced by the US National Arboretum after I started my career in landscape and horticulture. Since there are over 1000 named crabapples, what was one more going to add? That proved to be a silly sentiment.

'Adirondack' brings all of the most desirable traits of a small ornamental tree for the landscape, and excels at most. It flowers prolifically; it is highly disease resistant; it provides persistent fruit into winter; and it comes in a narrow obovate upright form that fits more smaller residential situations than many standard sized crabapples.