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Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
Hardiness: 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)
Disease Resistance: Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust Resistant to Fireblight
Fruit Usage: Crab
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
On May 7, 2007, mike3764 from Stewartstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
Wow...that is all I can say about this plant. I received two of these free from the National Arbor Day Foudation in 2001 and planted the seedlings in a side garden the first full year for root growth. Rabbits ate one, but I was able to keep one away from them. Transplanted into my backyard after 2 years.
After the transplant, this tree grew extrememly fast! In the fall/winter of 2006 I had a few berries turn up. Late winter of 2006 to 2007 I did a lot of pruning to the lower branches (that were too low). April of 2007 showed beautiful white flowers. Even though the bottom of the trunk is damaged by rabbits (several times!), this tree is amazingly strong and fights back after a previous drought, rabbit damage, heavy pruning, etc. It is in clay/rocky soil as well and now over 6 feet tall. I highly recommend one of these...if my conditions didn't kill it, you will have even better results with yours!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Lake In The Hills, Illinois Round Lake, Illinois Washington, Illinois Andover, Kansas Clermont, Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Canton, Michigan Tecumseh, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Willis, Michigan Elba, New York Galeville, New York Horseheads, New York Mahopac, New York Holly Ridge, North Carolina Blue Ash, Ohio Stewartstown, Pennsylvania Broaddus, Texas Houston, Texas Blaine, Washington Seattle, Washington