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Profusion Flowering Crab

Malus 'Profusion'

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Profusion Flowering Crab (Malus 'Profusion') at Glasshouse Nursery

Profusion Flowering Crab in bloom

Profusion Flowering Crab in bloom

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Profusion Flowering Crab (Malus 'Profusion') at Glasshouse Nursery

Profusion Flowering Crab flowers

Profusion Flowering Crab flowers

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple


Worthy of its name, this stunning accent tree features showy red flowers in spring and colorful deep red fruit in fall, spreading habit of growth with dark foliage; a very artistic tree for larger landscapes, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Profusion Flowering Crab is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant cherry red flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive coppery-bronze-tipped dark green foliage which emerges purple in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy ruby-red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Profusion Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Profusion Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Profusion Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features