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Cultural Details for Malus x 'Selkirk'

Common Name:
Selkirk Crabapple

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Rose red 1.5" diameter, single to semi-double. Alternate, annual, "inconsistent".

Fruit Details:
Glossy, purplish-red, 0.8" diameter.

Fall Color:
Yellowish to orange

Bark Details:
Shiny gray-brown, scaly on old trunks.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Slightly susceptible to scab, fire blight and powdery mildew. Flowers inconsistently.

Native Habitat:
A Morden introduction, 1962. Zones 4-7

Other Features:
Outstanding small flowering tree.

Culture and Care:
Adaptable to most soil conditions, prefers heavy loam, well drained in full sun.

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007
4/15/2005 - 4/22/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.