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Malus 'Quackin' Mad Trixie'


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Malus ‘Quackin’ Mad Trixie’ – 'Quackin' Mad Trixie' is a chance seedling from a Crabapple that I stumbled upon in the late 1980s in Colchester, Connecticut... yes, of course there's a story behind the name... no, it's not for public consumption. The foliage emerges red and soon after turns green with a bronze overlay. Stems produce new red foliage at the ends of branches all season long. April flowers are a deep rich gorgeous purple-red from buds which in cool springs are a striking blackened red-purple. Glossy fruits change color from yellow-orange becoming scarlet and maturing crimson; they are about .3” (3/8”) diameter and not persistent into winter. The other notable characteristic is that this is a semi-weeping form not commonly seen in Crabapples, creating an umbrella-shaped small tree with purple brown bark. We do not know the northern end of its hardiness range. Nor do we know how it might behave down south. It has not been troubled here by any diseases except a touch of cedar apple rust, but even that hasn’t been significant. Plant in fertile, draining soil with a few handfuls of lime added to the planting hole. Site ‘Quackin’ Mad Trixie’ in full sun. These are not grafted and on their own wood – they are cutting grown.

More About Malus 'Quackin' Mad Trixie'



10-12 Ft


10-12 Ft


Purple Red


(4?)5 to 7(8?)
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
MALQUACK Malus 'Quackin' Mad Trixie' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $38.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Malus 'Quackin' Mad Trixie'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Weeping Form

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Quackin' Grass Nursery

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown