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Malus x purpurea


A medium size, deciduous tree with an open erect habit.


In Spring, the stunning flowers are set against the purple new foliage, which creates a rich colour effect. Prolific clusters of bright-red buds open to light-purple blossom and are followed by medium, round, reddish-purple fruit in Autumn. The fruit are very juicy and can be used for Crabapple Jelly.


Foliage is purple-green in Summer, turning yellow and red in Autumn.


Tree Size:


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


Semi-dwarf: Height approximately 5 m x 4 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.


Crabapples are self-fertile.



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