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Crab Apple (Malus Sylvestris)

Crab Apple (Malus Sylvestris) is a hardy tree that can grow 10 metres tall often with spiny shoots, pinkish blossom and yellowish green to russet 2-3cm round apples. It's often confused with Malus Domestica which is larger, not spiny and has variously coloured fruit. Most hedgerow trees are self sown from discarded apple cores.  The crab apple is sought after for its fruits which so told are great for making jelly and crab apple wine. Crab Apple hedging will truly bring your garden to life with its abundance of fruit and flowers. The lovely blossoms have a distinctly summery feel and are very popular with bees. In fact Crab Apples support around 90 different species of insects and birds. Crab Apple (Malus Sylvestris) grow best in fertile, moist deep, loamy soils.  They will do best with a little protection from exposure and wind if they are to flower and fruit well, as they depend upon insect pollination.  They will not tolerate very wet or waterlogged soils.  If the ground is stony or nutrient poor, add some compost to the backfill when planting. Bare root stock available Oct-April or PRE ORDER NOW and reserve

Seldom exceeds 30ft (9metres)


Grows well in most soil types.

Key Features:

In autumn the apples become flushed with red.

Crab Apple (Malus Sylvestris)
Size (cm)
40 - 60
Price1 - 10
Price11 - 30
Price31 - 150
Price151 - 1000
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