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Crab-apple trees
Guardsman

A very upright columnar species of crab-apple, with white flowers and small green fruitlets.
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Growing


Crab-apple trees
Guardsman
Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plant
Autumn foliage colour
Scented flowers
Height 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
Growth rateSlow
VigourAverage vigour
Useful forSmall spaces
Street / amenity
Specimen planting
Blossom durationAverage (2-3 weeks)
PruningDo not prune
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Disease resistanceGood
Gardening skillBeginner
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Identification


Crab-apple trees
Guardsman
Flowering monthJune
Flower colourWhite
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Flower sizeLarge
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf colour - youngGreen
Leaf colour - autumnYellow / Crimson
Orange / Red
Fruit colourGreen
Fruit sizeSmall
Annual cycleDeciduous
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Using


Crab-apple trees
Guardsman
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
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