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Crab Apples - They'll make you turn to Jelly! In my first "proper" garden I asked an experienced plant enthusiast to recommend a good small ornamental tree. Her reply was given without hesitation - Malus ioensis plena. Malus is the Latin word for Apple. Whilst this particular Crab Apple is not noted for showy fruit, it more than makes up for it with the double pink blossom which smothers the tree in late spring.

The grey green foliage is most attractive when it emerges and turns to warm shades of yellow in autumn. But wait, it doesn't stop there, the Malus or Crab Apple family offers more than just beautiful blossom. Most have highly ornamental fruit that apears in autumn after the flowers and holds on the tree well into the winter or until picked for delicious Crab Apple Jelly. One of the top fruiting varieties is "Jack Humm" which has large bright crimson fruit flushed with a little yellow and orange. These fruits are seldom touched by birds so if you don't wish to process into Jelly they will add interest to the winter garden.


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Picture of Malus Crabapple Profusion
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Well it's called 'Profusion' for a reason - starts to flower from a young age and puts on a 'profuse' display of deep wine red blossom in spring. The flowers are followed by small red Crab Apples. The coppery new leaf growth which turns fresh green for summer. Easy to grow in the sun. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Profusion

Current Stock Height: 190/215 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Red Jade H/W 1.5
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Weeping. A showy semi-weeping form of Crabapple that has gently cascading branches draped with blush white flowers in spring. These are followed by small brilliant red fruits. Good autumn foliage colour and attractive bare branch structure in winter. Plant in a sunny spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Red Jade 1.5 Std MM106

Current Stock Height: 150/170 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Red Jade H/W 1.7
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Weeping. A showy semi-weeping form of Crabapple that has gently cascading branches draped with blush white flowers in spring. These are followed by small brilliant red fruits. Good autumn foliage colour and attractive bare branch structure in winter. Plant in a sunny spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

Malus are relatively hardy and tolerant and therefore easy to grow. However they are happiest in a sunny well drained position in deeply worked soil. If possible shelter from strong wind.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Red Jade H/W 1.7 MM106

Current Stock Height: 170/190 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Snowbright
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Crabapple. A gorgeous blossom tree that has a semi weeping habit and is covered with masses of dainty white flowers in the spring. These are followed by orange-red fruits that last through the winter. Easy to grow in a sunny position. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 3m

Malus Crabapple Snowbright LW

Current Stock Height: 130/145 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Malus Crabapple Snowbright

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Strathmore H/W 1.5m
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Beautiful in spring with a bountiful display of fragrant deep pink blossom that is followed by ornamental purple-red fruit. The foliage is red toned and intensifies in colour prior to leaf fall. A highly ornamental tree with a narrow pyramidal habit. Plant in a sunny spot. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 1.5m

Malus Crabapple Strathmore H/W 1.5m

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT-200 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Strathmore H/W 1m
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Beautiful in spring with a bountiful display of fragrant deep pink blossom that is followed by ornamental purple-red fruit. The foliage is red toned and intensifies in colour prior to leaf fall. A highly ornamental tree with a narrow pyramidal habit. Plant in a sunny spot. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Malus Crabapple Strathmore H/W 1m

Current Stock Height: STD-100/HGT-140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Trilobata
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A unique species from Asia with very distinctive maple-like leaves that are glossy green in summer and turn a vivid range of orange and scarlet shades in autumn. The large clusters of single white flowers in spring are followed by pear shaped fruit of greenish yellow flushed with red. Taller growth habit and very worthwhile for many situations.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4-5m

Malus Crabapple Trilobata

Current Stock Height: 120/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Tschonoskii
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A highly ornamental Japanese species with a strong erect, narrow habit. White tinged with pink spring blossom followed by new foliage that is silvery green turning glossy green over summer. Spectacular autumn display with leaves turning many shades from purple and copper through orange to yellow. The small 'apples' are green flushed with red. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 4m

Malus Crabapple Tschonoskii

Current Stock Height: 90/120 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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A superb Crab-apple bred in NZ and named after Mr Hayward Wright. Beautiful white blossom in spring followed by a plentiful supply of large crimson fruits that hold on the tree through winter. Wine coloured summer foliage. Prefers a sunny well drained position. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3 x 3m

Malus Crabapple Wrights Scarlet MM106

Current Stock Height: 130/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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