Malus purpurea ‘Aldenhamensis’ belongs to the Rosaceae family of plants. It is a flowering crabapple tree. It is also known as the Wine Red Crabapple. It is a deciduous tree.
The flowers are deep reddish-pink. They are almost cranberry color. They are single or double. It flowers profusely in Spring. It produces a dark red fruit after flowering. The foliage is purple-bronze that mature into bronze-green. Malus ‘Aldenhamensis’ can grow up to 4m or 13ft tall.
How to grow Malus ‘Aldenhamensis’:
Grow Malus ‘Aldenhamensis’ in the sun. Plant it in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. The fruits are sometimes used for jellies. Birds like the fruit as well. It also attracts butterflies and bees.