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Crab Apples - 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 Crab Apple 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 Crab Apple family offers more than just beautiful blossom. Most have highly ornamental fruit that apears in autumn after the flowers and holds on the tree well into the winter or until picked for delicious Crab Apple 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.


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aka Crabapple

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. Est.10yr.height.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Arrow Gold

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aka Crabapple

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.Est.10yr.height.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Arrow Gold H/W 1.5m

Current Stock Height: 150/210  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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aka Crabapple

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
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Ballerina

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Malus Crabapple Ballerina MM102

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aka Crabapple

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. The apples make delicious jelly. Deciduous. PVR.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 0.3m

Malus Crabapple Ballerina Maypole

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aka Crab Apple

Double wine-red blossom appears in spring followed by reddish green summer foliage that intensifies in tone in autumn.The crab-apple fruits hold well and are a purple red shade. A different and distinctive ornamental cultivar. Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Barbara Ann H/W 1M

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aka Crab Apple

Malus. Large lobed leaves rich Autumn toning. Fragrant semi double flowers resemble Japanese cherry in eary Summer. Crabapples are more tolerant of adverse soil conditions than other flowering trees and are long lived and hardy.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Charlottae H/W 1M

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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. 3m

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Semi weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 3m

Malus Crabapple Coronet Peak Std 1.5m

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

Container: pb18  ? 

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aka 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. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer 1.5m

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aka Weeping

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. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer 1.7m

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aka Weeping

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
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Malus Crabapple Ellerslie H/W 1.5

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aka Japanese Arching Crabapple

An early blooming ornamental Crabapple with pendulous arching branches decorated with tight red buds. These open to beautiful white blossoms flushed with pink throughout September/October. The flowers are followed by small red and yellow fruits. Hardy and easy to grow. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Red
Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Floribunda H/W 1.5

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aka Japanese Crabapple

An early blooming ornamental Crabapple with pendulous arching branches decorated with tight red buds. These open to beautiful white blossoms flushed with pink throughout September/October. The flowers are followed by small red and yellow fruits. Hardy and easy to grow. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Red
Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Floribunda H/W 1.7

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aka Japanese Arching Crabapple

An early blooming ornamental Crabapple with pendulous arching branches decorated with tight red buds. These open to beautiful white blossoms flushed with pink throughout September/October. The flowers are followed by small red and yellow fruits. Hardy and easy to grow. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Red
Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Floribunda M106

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Malus Crabapple Floribunda

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aka Crabapple

Malus hybrid. Pink buds open to pale pink blossom in spring. The blossom is followed by heavy crops of little golden-yellow apples that almost cover the branches in autumn-winter - highly ornamental. Upright pyramidal habit. Easy to grow in a well drained sunny spot. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Golden Hornet

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aka Crabapple

This NZ bred Crabapple is aptly named as it is absolutely gorgeous in spring when white to soft pink single blooms smother the branches. These are followed by masses of shiny bright crimson 'apples' that hold well on the tree through to autumn. Ideal for making delicious jelly. Deciduous

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Gorgeous LW

Current Stock Height: 80/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$54.99

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Malus Crabapple Gorgeous

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This NZ bred Crabapple is aptly named as it is absolutely gorgeous in spring when white to soft pink single blooms smother the branches. These are followed by masses of shiny bright crimson 'apples' that hold well on the tree through to autumn. Ideal for making delicious jelly. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Gorgeous H/W 1.5M

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

Container: pb28  ? 

$59.99

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aka Crabapple

This NZ bred Crabapple is aptly named as it is absolutely gorgeous in spring when white to soft pink single blooms smother the branches. These are followed by masses of shiny bright crimson 'apples' that hold well on the tree through to autumn. Ideal for making delicious jelly. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Gorgeous H/W 1m

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aka Bechtel Crab

Bechtel Crab. This highly ornamental small tree is a firm favourite here at Wairere. Large, double, frilly pink, fragrant blossom decorates the tree in late spring. The summer foliage is a soft sage green and also very decorative. Plant in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Est.10yr.growth.

This Crab Apple does have fruit after flowering - it is small and light yellow and rarely produced in noticeable quantities. It's all about the blossom which is truly beautiful.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Ioensis Plena

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

$54.99

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aka Crabapple

Bechtel Crab. This highly ornamental small tree is a firm favourite here at Wairere. Large, double, frilly pink, fragrant blossom decorates the tree in late spring. The summer foliage is a soft sage green and also very decorative. Plant in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Ioensis Plena 1.2

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aka Crabapple

Bechtel Crab. This highly ornamental small tree is a firm favourite here at Wairere. Large, double, frilly pink, fragrant blossom decorates the tree in late spring. The summer foliage is a soft sage green and also very decorative. Plant in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Ioensis Plena H/W 1.5

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aka Crabapple

Jack Humm rhymes with yum because this is just a beautiful highly ornamental tree that you won't regret planting. The single white blossom in spring is followed by large shiny red 'apples' that stand out on the bare branches right through winter. Luckily birds seldom eat the fruit. Est.10yr.growth.

Good for making crabapple jelly

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Jack Humm L/W MM102

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Malus Crabapple Jack Humm MM106

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aka Crabapple

Crabapple AKA Malus. A year round delight with fragrant, white, spring blossom followed by fresh green summer foliage. Autumn brings gorgeous little apples in tones of cream and orange with red flushes that hold well on the tree and are perfect for jelly making. PVR. Deciduous.

This tree was bred in NZ and is a vigorous grower and prolific producer of fruit. It pays to harvest the fruit early for Jelly making but make sure you leave some apples on the tree to decorate the autumn-winter garden. According to the breeder the birds leave the fruit alone which is an added bonus.

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Jelly King

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aka Crabapple

Crabapple. This is a really lovely cultivar with pure white spring blossom that has a pleasant fragrance. Fresh green spring-summer foliage with soft autumn tones prior to leaf fall. And of course bright red 'apples' with an excellent flavour that can be processed into 'jelly'. Deciduous.


 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Manchurian HW

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aka Crabapple

Well it's called 'Profusion' for a reason - starts to flower from a young age and puts on a 'profuse' display of deep wine red blossom in spring. The flowers are followed by small red Crab Apples. The coppery new leaf growth which turns fresh green for summer. Easy to grow in the sun. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Malus Crabapple Profusion (MM102)

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Malus Crabapple Profusion

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aka Weeping Crabapple

Weeping. A showy semi-weeping form of Crabapple that has gently cascading branches draped with blush white flowers in spring. These are followed by small brilliant red fruits. Good autumn foliage colour and attractive bare branch structure in winter. Plant in a sunny spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Red Jade 1.5 Std MM106

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aka Weeping Crab Apple

Weeping. A showy semi-weeping form of Crabapple that has gently cascading branches draped with blush white flowers in spring. These are followed by small brilliant red fruits. Good autumn foliage colour and attractive bare branch structure in winter. Plant in a sunny spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

Malus are relatively hardy and tolerant and therefore easy to grow. However they are happiest in a sunny well drained position in deeply worked soil. If possible shelter from strong wind.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Red Jade H/W 1.7 MM106

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aka Crabapple

Crabapple. A gorgeous blossom tree that has a semi weeping habit and is covered with masses of dainty white flowers in the spring. These are followed by orange-red fruits that last through the winter. Easy to grow in a sunny position. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 3m

Malus Crabapple Snowbright

Current Stock Height: 70/110 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$49.99

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aka Crabapple

Beautiful in spring with a bountiful display of fragrant deep pink blossom that is followed by ornamental purple-red fruit. The foliage is red toned and intensifies in colour prior to leaf fall. A highly ornamental tree with a narrow pyramidal habit. Plant in a sunny spot. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Flower Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Malus Crabapple Strathmore H/W 1m

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aka Crab Apple

A popular cultivar for smaller gardens or container growing due to its narrow columnar habit. The pink spring blossom opens from tight scarlet buds and is followed by bright yellow 'apples' that are blushed with red. Hardy, tolerant and disease resistant. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

As a general rule Crabapples are more tolerant of adverse soil conditions than other blossom trees and are long lived and hardy. They will do their best planted in the sun in well drained soil.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Columnar
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Malus Crabapple Van Eseltine

Current Stock Height: 130/150 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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aka Crabapple

A superb Crab-apple bred in NZ and named after Mr Hayward Wright. Beautiful white blossom in spring followed by a plentiful supply of large crimson fruits that hold on the tree through winter. Wine coloured foliage late Summer/Autumn. Prefers a sunny well drained position. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3 x 3m

Malus Crabapple Wrights Scarlet MM106

Current Stock Height: 130/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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