Flowering Crabapple

Malus 'Satin Cloud' Rosaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Cornell Class of 1923 Flowering Tree Collection

Source of plant

Klehm's Song Sparrow Perennial Farm


Named for its appearance in bloom, as a rounded satin cloud. Introduced and patented by Klehm Nursery, south Barrington, IL. One of only three known octoploids. Developed by colchicine treatment. A very rounded (as if sheared) tree to 10' high and as wide, with very fine branches; leaves very heavily textured, like leather, rich deep green during the summer, turning to brilliant shades of orange-red and purple in the autumn; leaf bud internodes very close, often 5 per inch, making it difficult for budding; abundant buds are pale, faintly pink-white, opening to large, single, pure white flowers that have a delightful cinnamon-clove fragrance (very strong on older trees) , produced abundantly on spurs; fruit small, 1cm in diameter, turning from green-yellow to amber-yellow, hard, persistent. Entirely disease resistant over a period of many years.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

disease resistance