Malus ‘Royal Raindrops’ Crabapple

Perhaps my new favorite ornamental tree!  This crab attains 15-20′ in height with a 12-15′ width.  The tree has an upright spreading habit.  It blooms a bright pink in spring, with burgundy foliage persisting through the season.  The foliage changes to an amber orange red in fall.  It’s fruit are 1/4″ in size and are persistent through the winter months.  The foliage is a cut/serrated leaf that doesn’t resemble the same foliage as most other crabs.  I like to use it as a replacement to Japanese Maples in situations where a more hardy and durable tree is warranted.  It also offers great disease resistance, I just can’t say enough about this tree.