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Flowering Crabapple 'Profusion'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Profusion
Hybridized by Doorenbos
Registered or introduced: 1938
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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:

Mid season flowering


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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Fruit Usage:


Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

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:

Barbourville, Kentucky

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Alfred, Maine

Traverse City, Michigan

Hernando, Mississippi

Walkerton, Virginia

Waverly, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 16, 2007, Tonykosto from Plainfield, IL wrote:

My gorgeous 3 inch diameter profusion died suddenly in the early April freeze. While other species of crabapples bloomed profusly, this one choked. I do not reccomend for Chicago's fickle spring. I am ging the Donald Wyman route in 2 weeks.


On Nov 19, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The fruits of this tree are tiny and dark red. They are very good for jellies. The flowers are small and change colors from deep red to purplish-red to blue-pink.