Centurion Flowering Crab

Malus 'Centurion'

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Centurion Flowering Crab (Malus 'Centurion') at Weston Nurseries

Centurion Flowering Crab in bloom

Centurion Flowering Crab in bloom

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Centurion Flowering Crab (Malus 'Centurion') at Weston Nurseries

Centurion Flowering Crab flowers

Centurion Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple


This is a new variety with a profusion of showy rose red flowers in spring and fluorescent-red fruit in fall, upright habit of growth; makes an incredible accent for the smaller home landscape, needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Centurion Flowering Crab is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant rose flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy crimson pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has coppery-bronze-tipped dark green foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Centurion Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Centurion Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Centurion Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features