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Commonly known as Apple, Crab apple
Glossy dark purple leaves turning red in autumn. Crimson-purple flowers, dark red fruits
Courier Only - Due to the size of this plant it will be despatched by Courier. The rest of your order will also be sent by courier at the same time.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, red spider mite, caterpillars, apple-scab, honey fungus, canker, mildew
Place of Origin - Canada, 1950's.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Height - 8m (25ft)
Spread - 8m (25ft)
Deciduous - leaves to 10cm (4in). Larger leaves are slightly lobed.
Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - dark red fruit 1.5cm (½in) across.
Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
Partial Shade - tolerated but full sun preferred
Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile preferred
Rounded to broadly spreading
Flower Colour - Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - crimson purple.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5