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Commonly known as Apple, Crab apple

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A RIOT of blossom, sometimes scented, in spring, jewel-like fruit in profusion and vibrant autumnal leaf colour. Natural source of pectin for jams and jellies. Universal pollinator for domestic apples. Sweetly scented firewood at the end of its days.

Genus of about 35 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from woodland and thickets in Europe, Asia and North America.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - leaves are alternate, oval to elliptic, mostly toothed, sometimes lobed.
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - attractive ornamental fruit is inedible. It is a rich source of pectin and makesa popular jelly.
  • Tree
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - tolerated but full sun preferred.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - typically small trees 4-12m (12-40ft) with twiggy crowns. Grown for their flowers, fruit and colourful foliage. Wildlife plant - main pollinators are bees. Long-lasting fruit is a feast for birds in winter.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, red spider mite, caterpillars, apple-scab, honey fungus, canker, mildew
  • Place of origin - Europe, Asia, North America
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - usually shallowly cup-shaped with 5 petals.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile preferred.
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -

Buy Varieties of MALUS

MALUS 'Comtesse de Paris'   AWARD

MALUS 'Comtesse de Paris'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
White flowers from pink buds. In autumn, golden yellow, slightly pointed fruits
£60.00 each 

MALUS 'Evelyn'

MALUS 'Evelyn'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
A spectacular North American purple leaved tree whose dark purple leaves turn a stunning orange-red in autumn. Fragrant single pink flowers
H/Std £60.00 each 

MALUS 'Golden Hornet'

MALUS 'Golden Hornet'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
A profusion of bright yellow crab apples which remain on the tree long after the leaves have dropped
H/Std £60.00 each 

MALUS hupehensis   AWARD

MALUS hupehensis  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
Spreading crabapple with fragrant white flowers and cherry-like fruit
H/Std £60.00 each 
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MALUS 'John Downie'

MALUS 'John Downie'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
The best fruiting crab apple with white flowers and bright orange fruit
H/Std £60.00 each 

MALUS 'Profusion'

MALUS 'Profusion'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
Dark reddish flowers and bronzy purple leaves. Dark purple fruit
H/Std £60.00 each 

MALUS x purpurea 'Crimson Cascade'

MALUS x purpurea 'Crimson Cascade'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
Drooping branches with purple flowers
H/Std £60.00 each 

MALUS 'Red Sentinel'   AWARD

MALUS 'Red Sentinel'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
An excellent fruiting tree with white flowers and large clusters of deep red fruits
H/Std £60.00 each 

MALUS 'Royalty'

MALUS 'Royalty'  >

Commonly known as: Apple, Crab apple.
Glossy dark purple leaves turning red in autumn. Crimson-purple flowers, dark red fruits
H/Std £60.00 each 

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