Strathmore Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Strathmore'

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Strathmore Flowering Crab (Malus 'Strathmore') at Spruce It Up Garden Centre

Strathmore Flowering Crab in bloom

Strathmore Flowering Crab in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple


A strong landscape accent bathed in red flowers in spring and colorful red fruit in fall, very hardy with a very narrow, upright habit of growth; a superb ornamental tree for smaller home landscapes, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Strathmore Flowering Crab is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant red flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy purple pomes carried in abundance from early to mid fall. It has dark green foliage which emerges brick red in spring. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Strathmore Flowering Crab is a 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.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Strathmore Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Strathmore Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Flowers  Fruit  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features