Malus 'Profusion'

Profusion Crabapple

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.


More About Malus 'Profusion'

  • a fast growing, adaptable, easy to grow crabapple
  • very floriferous

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.


Height:

18-25 ft

Spread:

10-18 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Malus 'Profusion' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Interesting Bark
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Fragrant
  • Mass Plant
  • Salt Tolerant

Exposure

  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Tolerates most soils

Disease Resistance

  • apple scab resistant

Fall Color

  • Yellow
  • Orange

Flower Color

  • Pink
  • Deep Pink
  • Rose

Fruit

  • bright red

Habit

  • Spreading