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  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Malus Jelly King ('Mattfru')

crab apple

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
12 litre pot £79.99

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A beautiful compact crab apple which is highly productive and as the name suggests makes superb crab apple jelly. In spring, it produces a mass of large waxy white flowers just as the lush green leaves start to appear. From late summer, these are followed by the large orange-pink fruits which can remain longer than most other crab apples. Ideal for a small garden or growing in a large pot.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Removed dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant.