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  • crab apple
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 5m

Malus 'Rosehip'

crab apple

Pot size 12 litre pot
12 litre pot
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The ebbile fruits are ideal for making crab apple jelly due to their size and good levels of pectin. It was recently introduced, the rounded, red fruit of this fine, small tree have pronounced calyces, which (as the name suggests), makes them look like rosehips. The white flowers that appear in late spring put on a good show too. Perfect for smaller gardens, they provide interest off and on throughout the year and will never get too large and unmanageable.

  • 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.

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