Go Back Crabapple Gladiator

Malus First Editions Gladiator
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Plant Type: Hostas

Gladiator™ is an excellent ornamental tree with a profusion of bright pink flowers followed by small reddish-purple fruit on a stately, upright crown. Glossy bronze-purple leaves are darker and glossier than Purple Prince, remain lush all season long and are highly disease resistant. Gladiator is an ideal ornamental tree for space-challenged sites including under power lines, as a small boulevard tree or planted in a row for a screen. This is an open pollinated selection of ‘Royalty’. Selected by Rick Durand, from Portage la Prairie MB, CA. (®CA)


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Flower Color

reddish purple

Foliage Color

Glossy bronze-purple leaves

Plant Spread

9'

Good Companions

Plant Height

20'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

2-8

Soil Moisture

not picky

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Upright growth

Bloom Time

spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

part to full sun

Growth Rate

fast

Seasonal Interests

spring