MALUS

Commonly known as Apple, Crab apple

All Flower APR-MAY

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
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MALUS 'Comtesse de Paris'

MALUS 'Comtesse de Paris'

Apple, Crab apple

white flowers from pink buds. In autumn, golden yellow, slightly pointed fruits

 
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£25.00  
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS 'Evelyn'

MALUS 'Evelyn'

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

 
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS 'Golden Hornet'

MALUS 'Golden Hornet'

Apple, Crab apple

a profusion of bright yellow crab apples which remain on the tree long after the leaves have dropped

 
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS hupehensis

MALUS hupehensis

Apple, Crab apple

spreading crabapple with fragrant white flowers and cherry-like fruit

 
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS 'John Downie'

MALUS 'John Downie'

Apple, Crab apple

the best fruiting crab apple with white flowers and bright orange fruit

 
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS 'Profusion'

MALUS 'Profusion'

Apple, Crab apple

dark reddish flowers and bronzy purple leaves. Dark purple fruit

 
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS x purpurea 'Crimson Cascade'

MALUS x purpurea 'Crimson Cascade'

Apple, Crab apple

drooping branches with purple flowers

 
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS 'Red Sentinel'

MALUS 'Red Sentinel'

Apple, Crab apple

an excellent fruiting tree with white flowers and large clusters of deep red fruits

 
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£60.00 each 
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MALUS 'Royalty'

MALUS 'Royalty'

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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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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