Pink, white or red flowering in spring; fruit late summer into fall and winter; some cultivars have interesting foliage.
Full sun; moist, well drained soils; slightly acid soil.
There are hundreds of cultivars available. Those listed below reflect cultivars that show some disease resistance. FB is fireblight, SC is apple scab, PM is powdery mildew and CR is cedar rust. Click here to see a sample of cultivars.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Scale insects, borers, aphids, Japanese beetles, fireblight, cedar-apple rust, apple scab, canker.
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