Large single purple-red flowers, crimson-tinged foliage and 1" purple fruit that is red through.
One of a series of crabs released under the name of the Rosybloom crabapples all of which were progeny of Niedzwetzkyana. If you’re a crab collector, you’ve heard of Arie den Boer from Des Moines, IA, known for having one of the largest crab collections in the U.S. He named this tree in 1943 after a two-time Pultizer-Prize–winning political illustrator and wildlife conservationist. Cultivar might be the same as Eleyi.
Regardless of its mysterious provenance, this tree is thriving in the present moment in grower Delton Curtis’s backyard. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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