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Crab Apples
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Crab Apples [Malus] are a great addition to any garden and especially those that grow fruit trees. The blossoms of most varieties will greatly aid pollination of apple trees and apart from the obvious decorative properties, the fruits make great jellies for use served with roasted meats or served cold, spread on toast!

These trees tend to be quite accommodating and seldom grow too large. The heights mentioned are an estimate at 10 years. The smaller kinds all grow well in 20" containers and all are of easy cultivation.

Note:  most varieties from this seaction are currently booked for Auutmn delivery. 

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Dolgo (Pink Glow) Crab Apple Trees

Dolgo (Pink Glow) Crab Apple Trees

A superb healthy grower with glossy green foliage, masses of clean white flower and a generous crop of oval, shiny cardinal red fruits. Makes excellent jelly, and also an ideal garden tree. Highly recommended. SOLD...

Gorgeous Crab Apple Trees

Gorgeous Crab Apple Trees

A fitting name for this charming newer variety. The shiny green foliage is a perfect foil for the white Spring flowers and the Autumn fruits are large and a bright glossy red, like perfect wax...

Hopa Crab Apple Trees

Hopa Crab Apple Trees

A useful stronger grower which makes a most effective specimen that is outstanding for its contrasting purple leaf and rosy crimson flower. The rounded Autumn fruits are red and suitable for jelly making. A very...

Laura Crab Apple Trees

Laura Crab Apple Trees

A new variety and a very useful compact grower which is recommended for its vibrant season long colour and compact, neat growth. Ideal for the patio or restricted area, Laura produces large rose red flowers...

Liset Crab Apple Trees

Liset Crab Apple Trees

An old favourite of graceful growth. Beautiful deep rosy wine flowers set against the purple of the new growths, later the foliage matures to glossy maroon-red. Small scarlet crabs in the Autumn. This variety was...

Makamik Crab Apple Trees

Makamik Crab Apple Trees

An excellent disease resistant grower with the "ideal&qot; classic round headed, slightly spreading habit. The fragrant rosy lavender flowers open from bright fuchsia buds and appear with considerable freedom. The coppery bronze foliage turns golden...

Prairie Fire Crab Apple Trees

Prairie Fire Crab Apple Trees

Another new variety, this good upright grower bears single flowers of rich crimson-wine of unusually deep and lustrous colouring. Attractive oblong fruits follow and good Autumn colour. Too new to adequately 'sing its praises' as...

Profusion Improved Crab Apple Trees

Profusion Improved Crab Apple Trees

An old favourite with lustrous purple foliage providing an ideal foil for the 'profusion' of wine red flowers which are borne in large clusters. Small Autumn fruits of oxblood red. Mildew can be a problem...

Red Glow Crab Apple Trees

Red Glow Crab Apple Trees

A stronger grower with particularly large bright red fruits set against coppery foliage. The flowers are salmon pink. Suitable for making crab apple jelly, a bold and effective cultivar.SOLD OUT

Height 12ft

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Red Obelisk Crab Apple Trees

Red Obelisk Crab Apple Trees

This new upright, narrow form from Belgium promises to be very a very useful garden tree indeed. The pink buds open to a mass of white flower and these set a prolific crop of conical...

Royal Beauty Crab Apple Trees

Royal Beauty Crab Apple Trees

A small weeping tree with purplish leaves and redpurple flowers. Unique as the only weeping, colour-leafed Malus.SOLD OUT

Height 6ft

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Royalty Crab Apple Trees

Royalty Crab Apple Trees

Probably the darkest polished purple leaves of any Malus makes this variety very special. Large purple crimson flowers followed by small red fruits. Unrivalled for the richness of its colour.SOLD OUT

Height 7ft

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Rudolf Crab Apple Trees

Rudolf Crab Apple Trees

A very charming addition to our catalogue combining beauty with disease resistance. The leaves emerge flushed with purple in the Spring, combining enchantingly with the rather large rose pink flowers. The leaves, which later soften...

Wisley Crab Crab Apple Trees

Wisley Crab Crab Apple Trees

The largest known fruits of any ornamental Crab, these can attain the size and appearance of shiny red desert apples and can be used for jelly making. Quite a sight as they hang from this...