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Malus ioensis ‘Rubra’


A small, deciduous tree with a dense round form.


A beautiful display of fragrant, deep-red single blossom in mid to late-Spring. Flowers are followed by small fruit which can be eaten raw, and used for Crabapple Jelly.


The foliage emerges a purple-red in Spring and the leaf shape is identical to ioensis ‘Plena’ but with a bronze-green colour through Summer.


Tree Size


Dwarf: Can be kept to 1.5 m high, but must be supported with a stake


Semi-dwarf: Approximately 4 m tall x 3 m wide.



Crabapples are small trees that are hardy once established. Grow in full sun to part shade. Will grow well on most soils, but prefers a deep, moist, loamy soil.


Pruning requirements are minimal. Prune in winter to achieve a good shape in the early years.


Crabapples are self-fertile


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