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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Pink
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
  • Fragrant
Fruit Type*
  • Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Ornamental/Medium Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
  • Burgundy/Crimson
  • Purple
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Provides Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Sound Barrier
  • Border Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Very easy to grow, adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your tree the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Malus x 'Velvetcole'

Buy Velvet Pillar Crabapple online. A tightly upright Crabapple boasting purple foliage on this 15-20 feet tall tree. Single pink flowers adorn the tree followed by sparse, reddish fruit.

Mature Height:

15-20 Feet

Mature Spread:

15-20 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Rosaceae · Common Name: Apple / Crabapple

Malus species cannot be shipped into CA, OR, or WA.

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  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 11150

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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SKU: 6168

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
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