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Crab Apple

White flowers in the spring, masses of golden fruit in the autumn which can be harvested for jelly or left for the birds

A gorgeous deciduous tree that is colourful in spring and autumn. During late spring, the tree is covered in masses of pink flushed, cup shaped, white flowers and in autumn golden-yellow fruits remain well into winter.

Where?

It is perfect for both city and cottage gardens, enjoying full sun or partial shade.

How?

It loves any well-drained, fertile soil.

The golden crab apples are loved by birds.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 800 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 680 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 140 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Patio container, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting December - February

Typically available

From February to September