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Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)

Crab apple trees can live to up to 100 years and mature trees can grow to around 10m in height. Its fruits can be used to make fabulous jam.

The size of each plant is between 15 – 50cm in height from the root plug.

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  • Product Description

    The  Crab Apple tree, which is a wild ancestor of the domesticated apple and throughout folklore has been connected to marriage and love. Crab Apple is a beautiful tree all year round. Beginning in spring it blooms with a pink/white blossom alongside a natural aroma. Later in the year its lovely apples begin to mature in late summer or early autumn, with the apples ranging in shade from red to purple or even deep yellow. Due to the Crab Apple's ornamental nature, it can act as a great alternative to Cherry Trees for planting in heavy clay soils as the Crab Apple loves clay soil.


    Compact, adaptable, spring-flowering garden trees are crab apples, and they have many benefits.  Crab apples yield bright pink, white, or deep red, star-shaped blossoms in the spring. Because crab apples are attractive to pollinators and beneficial insects, and because they produce blooms even on young trees, they are a great option for a fast-growing, dependable tree. Autumn brings plentiful harvests of crab apples, which can be used to make wine and jellies. . Crab apples also have the extra benefit of being self-fertile. 


    Additionally, they generate about ten times as much pollen as culinary apple varieties and have a long flowering season. This means that one crab apple tree can pollinate all of your culinary apples, regardless of pollination group, and possibly even your neighbours! Before planting, amend the soil with compost, peat, or well-rotted peat, and firmly stake the area. 

  • Our Commitment

    Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.

    Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change. 

    For more information, please visit the About Us page

  • Deliveries

    All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.

    As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.

    For more information, please visit the Delivery page

  • Refunds

    Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.

    For more information, please visit the Refunds page

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