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Camelot Flowering Crab

Malus 'Camelot'

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Camelot Flowering Crab (Malus 'Camelot') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Malus 'Camelot' flowers

Malus 'Camelot' flowers

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Camelot Flowering Crab (Malus 'Camelot') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Malus 'Camelot' in bloom

Malus 'Camelot' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A delightful shrub with showy double pink flowers in spring and deep red fruit in fall, very compact, rounded habit of growth; makes an exceptional accent for the garden, best used as a solitary, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Camelot Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant fuchsia flowers with white overtones along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. The fruits are showy purple pomes carried in abundance from early to mid fall. It has coppery-bronze-tipped dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Camelot Flowering Crab is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Camelot Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Camelot Flowering Crab will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features