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A valuable vase-shaped crab apple

Zumi is a highly valued crab apple. In addition to its beautiful white flowers, it has long-lasting red fruits, and it is fairly resistant to the pests and pathogens that tend to attack crabs. It has a vase-shaped habit and grows to 25' in height. Pink buds open to reveal white flowers in late April or May. The scarlet fruit that matures in fall continues to grace the winter landscape. As for most crab apples, fall color for the Zumi is yellow. Use it as a specimen plant. 

Malus × zumi
Zumi crab apple
Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
Type: Small flowering tree

Mature Size:
15-25 feet

Shape:
oval
  Flower Colors:
white
pink
  Bloom Season:
March-April
May-June
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
4-8
Winter Interest
fruit
  Landscape Use:
specimen plant
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