Once the most popular red-flowering crab though no longer found in many catalogs. Deep red buds open to single or semi-double red-purple flowers. Fiala calls it a “magnificent tree.” It’s the first crab you’d see walking down past the barn of the late Maine plant collector and horticulturist Roger Luce.
Fairly large with a beautiful wide broad rounded shape. The branches curve and loop back, giving it a windswept look. Bronze-purple foliage reminds us of Amelanchier in spring and still looks good in the fall. Modest display of ½" ruddy red fruit with tiny white dots.
Excellent disease resistance. A parent of many fine crabs, including Brandywine and Liset. Blooms midseason. Z3. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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