Malus transitoria Golden Raindrops®
Golden Raindrops Crabapple
Malus Golden Raindrops
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous small trees to 20 ft (6 m) tall, primary structure vase-shaped, horizontal spreading branches. Leaves alternate, simple, deeply cut, 3-5 lobed, green; fall color purplish to reddish gold. Flowers pink in bud, opening white. Fruit golden yellow, about 6 mm diam., abundant.
- Sun. Reportedly excellent resistance to apple scab, cedar-apple rust, and mildew; poor fire blight resistance.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3. An introduction of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co; the cultivar name is 'Schmidtcutleaf'. The company is owner of the trademark name, Golden Raindrops®, which was registered in 1994.