Excellent resistance to disease, adaptability, plus heat and drought resistance make this unique croplet a precious stone among the trees.
Refined, uniquely shaped leaves leave a glossy dark purple color and retain their rich color in the heat of summer. The color of autumn is a mixture of bronze, orange and purple. Small, persistent, bright red fruits that appeared at the end of summer are appreciated by wildlife and add winter interest. Strong branches of corners and vertical growth habit minimize the pruning and shaping necessary to create a balanced canopy.
The highest performer in a windy climate, strong branches do not become windy, as in the case with smaller varieties. Royal Energy Raindrops® Crabapple, more vigorous than other hardwood varieties, quickly acquires a caliper, developing a strong, cone-shaped chest.