Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'David'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: David
Hybridized by Arie den Boer
Registered or introduced: 1957
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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

Fruit Usage:

Crab

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Normal, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Traverse City, Michigan

Wynantskill, New York

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

Among the over 1000 named ornamental crabapples, 'David' is not only in the top ten but it has had the staying power of 50 years. It was selected and named in 1957 by Arie den Boer, and hasn't looked back.

Pink in bud, pinkish white in flower, clean of foliage (resistant to the major foliar diseases that plague the old-line varieties), and bearing heavy crops of small scarlet fruit that persist through the winter, 'David' has stood the test of time in research trials and in the landscape.