Malus ‘Jeflite’ – Starlite® Crabapple

Botanical Name: Malus ‘Jeflite’

Alternate Name: Starlite Flowering Crabapple

The Starlite® Crabapple (Malus ‘Jeflite’) is a stunning, small, deciduous flowering tree. It has a beautiful display of pure white flowers in spring. Following the flowers, the canopy is covered with tiny bright-colored berries from late summer through winter. This cultivar is particularly cold hardy.

Starlite® Crabapple is small, growing to a height and width of 10-20 feet. It has a rounded, dense canopy with an upright growth habit. It makes a beautiful addition to small landscapes where seasonal interest is needed.

It develops beautiful, white, fragrant flowers in the spring that attract pollinators. The blooms are followed by a profusion of tiny but bright candy-apple red pomes. These develop in late summer and persist on the tree into winter, providing vibrant seasonal color.

The leaves of the Starlite® Crabapple tree are pointed, glossy, and dark green. They hold their color through the spring and summer, and then put on an outstanding bright yellow display in the fall.

This crabapple tree has excellent apple scab resistance, as well as disease resistant foliage. It is adaptable to different soil types and pH levels, as well as being very tolerant of urban pollution, thriving in city gardens.

Description

Height: 10-20 ft.
Width: 10-20 ft.
Shape: Rounded
Flower Color: White
Flowering Time: April-May
Fall Color: Yellow
Features: Spring flowers, fall and winter berries, bright fall color
Exposure: Full Sun
Watering: Moderate & Regular, soil should not dry out
Soil: Prefers moderately rich, well-drained loam soils. Tolerant of many different soil types and pH.
Growth Rate: Moderate
USDA Zones: 2-8
Uses: Accent tree, shade tree, lawn tree, wildlife tree, patio tree, street tree
Similar Trees: Red Jewel® Crabapple (Malus ‘Jewelcole’), Prairie Fire Crabapple (Malus ‘Prairifire’), Spring Snow Crabapple (Malus ‘Spring Snow’), Adirondack Crabapple (Malus ‘Adirondack’)

Additional information

Shape

Rounded

Flower Color

White

Flowering Time

April, May

Fall Color

Yellow

Growth Rate

Moderate

Uses

Accent Tree, Lawn Tree, Patio Tree, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Wildlife Tree

USDA Zones

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Mature Height

10'-15', 15'-20'

Mature Width

10'-15', 15'-20'

Exposure

Full Sun

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