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Mequon Campus Trees: Golden Raindrops Crabapple


 Malus transitoria "Schmidcutleaf'

Golden Raindrops Crabapple

described by Andrej Buchko






A full-view of the flowering tree.

 A close-up of the flower and pink bud.




Description:  A smaller crabapple cultivar that grows more wide than tall, reaching a heigh of only 15'-20'. The golden-yellow fruit is only 1/4" in diameter and is enjoyed by birds. This cultivar has also demonstrated resistance to the Japanese Beetle, and cedar apple rust.


Winter Characteristics: In the winter the fruit that hasn't been eating can remain on the tree through the winter. The branches themselves are quite slender and create a nice wide canopy.


Spring Characteristics:In the early spring, the pink buds of the tree open up revealing beautiful white flowers that cover the tree. sooner after the tree begins to leaf-out in a nice bright green.





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Golden Raindrops Crabapple