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Malus Royal Beauty

Crab Apple

Year round interest even ina small garden

A dwarf weeping tree with bronze tinted leaves that turn reddish-brown in winter. In spring it is covered in distinctive purple buds that open into clusters of scented pink flowers and in autumn deep red crab apples cover the tree.

Where?

It is ideal for cottage and informal gardens or as an architectural feature. It prefers to be grown in full sun.

How?

For best results plant in any moist free-draining soil which is moderately fertile.

The fruits of Malus Royal Beauty can be used in cooking.

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 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 110 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type 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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - November

Typically available

From February to September