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Crabapples - They'll make you turn to Jelly! In my first "proper" garden I asked an experienced plant enthusiast to recommend a good small ornamental tree. Her reply was given without hesitation - Malus Ioensis Plena. Malus is the Latin word for Apple. Whilst this particular Crabapple is not noted for showy fruit, it more than makes up for it with the double pink blossom which smothers the tree in late spring. The grey-green foliage is most attractive when it emerges and turns to warm shades of yellow in autumn. But wait, it doesn't stop there, the Malus or Crabapple family offers more than just beautiful blossom. Most have highly ornamental fruit that appears in autumn after the flowers and holds on the tree well into the winter or until picked for delicious Crabapple Jelly. One of the top fruiting varieties is "Jack Humm" which has large bright crimson fruit flushed with a little yellow and orange. These fruits are seldom touched by birds so if you don't wish to process into Jelly they will add interest to the winter garden. Crabapples are quite easy to grow in a sunny sheltered position. They are tolerant of most soil types except for water logged soil. If you feel that your soil is a little poor then spread some slow release fertilizer around the tree in spring, perhaps adding some mulch or compost at the same time. Remember to leave space between the trunk of the tree and the start of the mulch layer. Any pruning should be done in winter on a dry day. Basically prune for the first couple of years to get a nice open shape with three main branches that form a V - or what is known in horticulture as a vase shape. After that you can pretty much let the tree alone and just enjoy. Warning: some Crabapples to have quite sharp spurs so if you are working under or around the tree take care not to meet one of these head on or you will in danger of becoming a crabby apple yourself!


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A NZ raised hybrid from Queenstown. Selected for the outstanding display of golden yellow Crabapples that decorate the horizontal branches from autumn into winter. Spring flowers are white opening from pink buds. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Arrow Gold

Current Stock Height: 150/170 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

$59.99

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This NZ hybrid is an outstanding flowering Crabapple producing clusters of red buds in September which quickly open to a mass of spectacularly large, frilly, fully double pink blossoms. These are followed by showy, large, apricot coloured Crab Apples. A vigorous and neat small tree. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Red
Habit: Upright
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 3m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Ballerina

Current Stock Height: 200/220 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

$59.99

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Masses of beautiful carmine red spring flowers are followed by large purple red crab apples. The tall narrow columnar habit lends this special tree to many uses. Imagine a row marching along a driveway. You could even grow it in a container. Deciduous. PVR.

The apples make delicious jelly.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Red
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Habit: Upright
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 4m x 3m

Malus Crabapple Ballerina Maypole

Current Stock Height: 50/65 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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Double, wine-red blossom appears in spring followed by reddish green summer foliage that intensifies in tone in autumn. The crabapple fruits are a purple-red shade. A different and distinctive ornamental cultivar. Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Barbara Ann MM106

Expected Stock Height: 120/140  ? 

New stock expected Beginning of July, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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A lovely ornamental Crabapple with large rounded fresh green leaves that colour well in autumn. Double shell pink blossoms in spring followed by small green fruit. Plant in a sunny position. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 2.5m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Coronaria Charlotte

Expected Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

New stock expected Beginning of July, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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aka Semi-Weeping Crabapple

Bred in Queenstown. White flowers in spring followed by masses of small golden fruit in autumn. A red blush develops as fruit mature in winter. Semi-weeping branches on a centre leader tree. Hardy. Deciduous

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Arching
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 3m x 3m

Malus Crabapple Coronet Peak Std 1.5m

Current Stock Height: STD-150/HGT-180cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$69.99

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aka Semi-Weeping Crabapple

Bred in Queenstown. White flowers in spring followed by masses of small golden fruit in autumn. A red blush develops as fruit mature in winter. Semi-weeping branches on a centre leader tree. Hardy. Deciduous

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Arching
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 3m x 3m

Malus Crabapple Coronet Peak 1.8H/W

Current Stock Height: 180/240  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Weeping Crabapple

Weeping. A graceful, weeping tree with pendulous branches that are covered in masses of rose crimson flowers in spring followed by decorative reddish purple fruits. The emerging spring foliage has red tones before maturing to green. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Weeping
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 2.5m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer H/W MM106

New stock expected End of July, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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aka Weeping Crabapple

Weeping. A graceful, weeping tree with pendulous branches that are covered in masses of rose crimson flowers in spring followed by decorative reddish purple fruits. The emerging spring foliage has red tones before maturing to green. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Weeping
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 4m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer 1.7m

Current Stock Height: STD-170/HGT-190 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

$69.99

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aka Weeping Crabapple

There is a lot to like about the gorgeous weeping Crabapple. Masses of dark red buds open to reveal soft crimson blossoms in spring, these are followed by small red fruits that will hold on the tree well into winter. The foliage is a soft shade of maroon. Easy to grow in a sunny spot. Deciduous. PVR.

 

Flower Colour: Red
PVR: MATTwerp
Habit: Weeping
Mature Size 7-10 yrs (HxW): 2m x 1.5m

Malus Crabapple Ellerslie H/W 1.5

Expected Stock Height: STD-150/HGT-170 cm  ? 

New stock expected Beginning of July, 2024. Waitlist now. Estimated price TBA. Payment on order.

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