Crab Apple

 

Crab Apple 

Malus or Crab Apples are small to medium sized deciduous trees, not to be confused with the Malus Domestica which are cultivated eating apples although you can eat most crab apples but you may be in for a shock when you get the tart and tangy flavour and not a sweet apple taste. For this reason they are mainly harvested to make jams/jellies or they can be roasted and served with meat. 

Crab apple trees have grey-brown bark that can become gnarled and twisted with age with leaves that are a glossy green oval shape with rounded teeth, in spring they are easily identified by the sweetly smelling flowers which range in colour from pure white to deep pink followed in Autumn by the small apple like fruits which can be either red or yellow depending on the variety.  

 

Where to site your Crab Apple  

 Most varieties tend to be dwarf trees so are perfect for small gardens with their neat compact shape, perfect as a standalone specimen or in the border where you can colour match to really bring out the bright blossom colours in spring. 
 

How to grow and look after your Crab Apple  


Crab apple are adaptable but thrive best in moist, moderately fertile well-drained soil. They can be planted in partial shade but full sun (8 hours of direct sun) is required for the best show of fruits and flowers. They are very hardy plants and can withstand a cold UK winter. 

 

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  1. Malus John Downie Standard 6/8cm Girth
    £63.00
    An abundance of red fruits are produced in early autum. Learn More
  2. Malus Royalty Half Standard 15 Litre Pot
    £74.00

    Purple green foliage with stunning purple flowers in late spring.

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  3. Malus Diable Rouge Half Standard 15 Litre Pot
    £74.00
    Purple green foliage with stunning pink and white flowers in late spring. Learn More
  4. Malus Yellow Siberian Half Standard 15 Litre Pot
    £74.00
    Cupped pinkish to white flowers. Cherry-like yellow fruit. Learn More
  5. Malus Veitchs Scarlet 8-10cm Girth Standard
    £114.90

    Fabulous tree with white flowers and copious amounts of scarlet autumn fruits.

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  6. Malus Butterball Standard 8/10cm Girth
    £114.90

    malus butterball are small deciduous tree with slightly pendulous branches. Grey green foliage, pink buds that open to white flowers flushed pink in spring. Followed by yellowish orange fruits with a red flush.

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  7. Malus Hillieri Standard 8/10cm Girth
    £132.75

    Malus Hillieri are deciduous tree with slightly pendulous branches. Semi double, scented flowers that are crimson in bud opening to a bright pink. Reddish ornage fruits in late summer.

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  8. Malus Toringo Brouwer's Beauty Pleached Standard
    £172.50

    Fabulous pleached tree with scented spring flowers and copious amounts of autumn fruits.

    180 clear stem.

    Frame 120cm tall and 150 cm wide

    Trust us there are plenty of branches in there!!

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  9. Malus Veitchs Scarlet Pleached Standard
    £177.50

    Fabulous pleached tree with white flowers and copious amounts of scarlet autumn fruits.

    190 / 200 clear stem 8-10cm Girth

    Frame 120cm tall and 120 cm wide

     

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  10. Malus Red Sentinel Extra Heavy Standard, 12/14 Girth
    £190.00

    Broadly upright tree with dark green leaves. White flowers are bourne in late spring followed by long lasting yellow-flushed red , later dark red fruits.

    Wire Root Ball Specimen 

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  11. Malus Rudolph Pleached Standard
    £215.50

    Fabulous pleached tree with reddish pink flowers and copious amounts of reddish yellow autumn fruits.

    190 / 200 clear stem. 10/12cm Girth

    Frame 120cm tall and 120 cm wide

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