Flowering Crabapple 'Donald Wyman'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Donald Wyman
Hybridized by Arnold Arboretum
Registered or introduced: 1970
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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


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:

Early season flowering


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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Apple Scab

Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Resistant to Fireblight

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Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Foliage Color:

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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:

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

Winnetka, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Framingham, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Salem, Oregon

Essex Junction, Vermont

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

'Donald Wyman' crabapple is another one of the top ten standard sized ornamental crabs for US landscapes. It was selected by and named after the famed former horticulturist at the Arnold Arboretum.

'Donald Wyman' is a prolific bloomer, bearing pinkish red buds which open to large white flowers; the disease resistent foliage is lustrous dark green all summer; and abundant annual crops of glossy red fruit persist through the winter.

This plant should be in every quality crabapple collection.