|This is a semi-weeping, spreading, deciduous tree. Young leaves, flowers, fruit bark and wood of branches is purplish red. Leaves are ovate, often lobed, maturing to dark green, up to 3 inches long. Red buds produce pale pink blooms, fading to white as flowers mature. Followed by red fruit approximately the size of a cherry. Often noted as highly susceptble to scab. This tree does well in most soil, but will be more attractive if fed peat and compost.
'Niedzwetzkyana' (M. Niedzwetzkyana of some authors) is a parent of many crabapples, including the rosy bloom group ( 'Almey', 'chilko', Simcoe', Hopa', etc).