Flowering Crabapple

Malus 'Orange Crush' Rosaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Source of plant

Bailey Nurseries, Klehm's Song Sparrow Perennial Farm


Medium-sized spreading tree with rich dark purple-green leaves. Flowers bright orange-rose in bud opening to single, orange-crimson flowers that reach about 1.5" across. Fruit deep maroon, oblong, about 1/2" wide, very showy despite its dark color, persistent, often weighing the slender branches down. Disease resistant (420). The flowers certainly are a vivid dark reddish-purple but I don't see a hint of orange (MH).

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

flower color, disease resistance