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  • Eventual height: 12m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Malus sylvestris

crab apple

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
25 plants - 60-80cm £59.99

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

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, but tolerates most
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A wonderfully floriferous hedging plant for May, the native crab apple has gorgeous, soft pink buds that burst open to reveal pretty white blooms. Plant either as a single species hedge or mix with other natives such as hazel, guelder rose, spindle and blackthorn.

  • Garden care: Plant immediately upon receipt for best results into a well cultivated area. Trim the hedge over winter, but prior to mid-February, to avoid the bird nesting season. Apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plants in early spring.
  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten