Flowering Crab - Gladiator™ #7
Gladiator™ Flowering Crab - Malus 'DurLeo'
Height: 18 feet - Spread: 9 feet - Sunlight: full sun - Hardiness Zone: 2a
Description: An exciting new introduction, this is a very hardy, narrowly upright to columnar ornamental tree with showy pink flowers followed by smallish purple fruit and rich burgundy-purple leaves all season; use for its distinctive form
Ornamental Features: Gladiator™ Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive deep purple foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy purple pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall.
Landscape Attributes: Gladiator™ Flowering Crab is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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.