Malus Purpurea is an adaptable little crabapple with purplish leaves, an impressive floral display of red to reddish pink flowers and abundant purplish red fruit in autumn. Good for use in small gardens, street plantings and possibly large containers. It produces single flowers in mid spring. It does well in deep, rich and well drained soil.It is tolerant of dry conditions once established. Flowering and fruit display best in full sun.