Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees
‘Profusion’ is a spreading, violet-red-flowered crabapple that typically matures to 15-30’ tall. It is noted for its rounded shape, violet-red flowers, red fruit and good disease resistance. Oval leaves (to 3” long) emerge reddish-purple when young, turn bronze green during the growing season and finally turn varying but sometime good amber fall color.
Red buds open in spring to violet-red flowers (1.5” diameter). Flowers are followed by bright red crabapples (to 1/2” diameter) that mature in fall and may persist into winter. Birds are attracted to the fruit. Fruit may be harvested for jellies.