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Tree comparisons


Crab-apple trees
Cardinal

Also known as Princeton Cardinal, a bronze-leaved crab-apple with pink-red spring blossom and red fruitlets in the autumn.
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Growing


Crab-apple trees
Cardinal
Gardening skillBeginner
AwardsRHS AGM (current)
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive tree / plant
Autumn foliage colour
Scented flowers
Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
Growth rateAverage
WildlifeAttractive to birds
RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Identification


Crab-apple trees
Cardinal
Flower colourPink - dark
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Flowering monthApril
Leaf colourBronze
Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
Fruit colourRed - dark
Fruit sizeSmall
Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
Country of originUnited States
Annual cycleDeciduous
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