GLADIATOR ROSYBLOOM CRABAPPLE Malus x adstringens 'Durleo'
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Full Sun
Height: 20 ft
Spread: 13 ft
Foliage Colour: Purple
Fall Foliage: Purple with red tones.
Growth Habit: Upright and narrow.
Flower Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Key Features: Pink, spring blooms and purple coloured leaves all summer. Small red coloured crabapples stay on the tree throughout the winter. The fruit is a great winter food for birds.
Uses: Vertical accent, privacy screen or shelterbelt
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.