Purple Prince Crabapple is a fantastic addition to any garden, as it blooms profusely and grows rapidly. This small, rounded, deciduous tree is a sight to behold. Its vibrant rose-red flowers, which emerge from carmine-red buds, create a stunning display in mid-spring. As the flowers mature, they transition to a lovely rose color. With clusters of these beautiful blooms adorning its upward-spreading branches, it's truly a spectacle to admire.
Malus' Purple Prince' produces plenty of purple-blue fruits that are about 1/2 inch (1 cm) in size. These fruits ripen in the fall and stick around until winter, making them great for making jelly and a valuable food source for wildlife. The tree's foliage starts off as a purple-bronze shade in spring and gradually turns green as the season progresses, its main identification feature. In the fall, the leaves transform into stunning golden hues. Not only is 'Purple Prince' a beautiful ornamental tree, but it also boasts excellent resistance to scab and cedar apple rust, along with good resistance to fireblight and mildew.