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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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Picture of Malus Crabapple Arrow Gold
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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. Est.10yr.height.

 

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

Malus Crabapple Arrow Gold

Current Stock Height: 90/110 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Baccata Jackii
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Siberian Crabapple, upright semi spreading grower. Pink buds opening to large white flowers. Bears showy dark red-violet fruits by late summer persisting into midwinter. A prolonged chilling is needed in winter to initiate flowering the following spring. Deciduous

 

Colour: White
Habit: Oval rounded
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Malus Crabapple Baccata Jackii

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Ballerina
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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.

 

Colour: Pink / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Malus Crabapple Ballerina MM102

Current Stock Height: 170/180  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Malus Crabapple Ballerina

Current Stock Height: 179/210 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Charlottae H/W 1.5M
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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.

 

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

Malus Crabapple Charlottae H/W 1.5M

Current Stock Height: 150/210  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Coronet Peak
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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

 

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: 150/170 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer H/W 1.5m
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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.

 

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

Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer H/W MM106

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Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer 1.5m

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

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer H/W 1.7m
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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.

 

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

Malus Crabapple Echtermeyer 1.7m

Current Stock Height: STD-170/HGT-16 cm  ? 

Container: PB28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Floribunda
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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.

 

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

Malus Crabapple Floribunda

Current Stock Height: 240/260 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Malus Crabapple Floribunda

Current Stock Height: 165/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Floribunda H/W 1.5
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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.

 

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

Malus Crabapple Floribunda H/W 1.5

Current Stock Height: 150/250 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Malus Crabapple Golden Hornet
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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.

 

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

Malus Crabapple Golden Hornet

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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