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Malus (Crab apple) THESE deciduous deciduous /de·cid·u·ous/ (de-sid´u-us) falling off or shed at maturity, as the teeth of the first dentition.
1. trees are ideal as specimens for smaller gardens, bearing crab apples in autumn ranging from yellow to red, their leaves turning yellow and orange too.
Grow M x zumi 'Golden Hornet' for its spherical golden yellow fruits, which appear in autumn and remain on the bare branches well into winter. In spring, the trees bear masses of blossom ranging from white to pink and purplish red Noun 1. purplish red - a red with a tinge of purple
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood .
They can be grown in any fertile, well-drained soil in sun and will tolerate light shade, but purple-leaved varieties are best in full sun. Prune prune, popular name for a dried plum. Fruits of the many varieties of Prunus domestica, which are firm-fleshed and dry easily without removal of the stone, are gathered after falling from the tree, dipped in lye solution to prevent fermentation, dried in the them in winter to remove dead or damaged branches.
Good varieties include M 'Veitch's Carlet' and M 'John Downie'. Many are best grown as specimen trees where their pretty fruits can be fully appreciated.