Highly rated for both aesthetics and disease resistance by the International Ornamental Crabtree Society. Dark carmine buds are evident for weeks before opening into large pink-edged white blossoms. The slender, upright form lends itself well to home gardens where space is at a premium. Abundant, persistent, orange-red fruit adds fall and winter interest. Requires virtually no pruning nor chemical controls for the common crabapple diseases. Introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum. 2002 Gold Medal Plant® Award winner.