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Crab-apple trees

We have one of the widest selections of crab-apple trees available in the UK.

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    Admiration

    Malus halliana
    Admiration crab-apple trees
    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Aros®

    Malus toringo
    Aros crab-apple trees
    A small slow-growing upright crab-apple, with bronze-green leaves, beautiful dark pink flowers with white centres, and maroon fruits in the autumn.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Barbara

    Malus
    Barbara crab-apple trees
    Malus Barbara has dark pink blossom and small purple fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Brandywine

    Malus x purpurea x ioensis
    Brandywine crab-apple trees
    A new crab-apple featuring stunning pink scented double-flowers and good autumn colour.
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Butterball

    Malus
    Butterball crab-apple trees
    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Candymint

    Malus sargentii
    Candymint crab-apple trees
    A pretty and graceful spreading tree with a mass of pink / white flowers, and small red fruits.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Cardinal

    Malus hupehensis
    Cardinal crab-apple trees
    Also known as Princeton Cardinal, a bronze-leaved crab-apple with pink-red spring blossom and red fruitlets in the autumn.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Cinderella®

    Malus
    A naturally dwarf bushy-crab-apple. White blossom followed by tiny golden spherical fruitlets, and yellow autumn leaf colours.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Gold
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Comtesse de Paris

    Malus
    Comtesse de Paris crab-apple trees
    Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Coralburst®

    Malus
    Coralburst crab-apple trees
    Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple with a superb blossom display and small persistent yellow-orange fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Bronze
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Crimson Cascade

    Malus x purpurea
    Crimson Cascade crab-apple trees
    A new weeping crab-apple with dusky pink blossom and small dark red fruitlets.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Directeur Moerlands Profusion Improved

    Malus x moerlandsii
    Directeur Moerlands Profusion Improved crab-apple trees
    Directeur Moerlands (also known as Profusion Improved) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Donald Wyman

    Malus
    Donald Wyman crab-apple trees
    Donald Wyman is a classic white-flowered crab-apple, with very small red fruits, which persist into mid-winter.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Evereste

    Malus
    Evereste crab-apple trees
    Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Golden Gem

    Malus
    Golden Gem crab-apple trees
    A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Golden Hornet

    Malus x zumi
    Golden Hornet crab-apple trees
    Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Gorgeous

    Malus
    Gorgeous crab-apple trees
    Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Guardsman

    Malus trilobata
    Guardsman crab-apple trees
    A very upright columnar species of crab-apple, with white flowers and small green fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Green
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Harry Baker

    Malus
    Harry Baker crab-apple trees
    Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Indian Magic

    Malus
    Indian Magic crab-apple trees
    An excellent all-round crab apple, with attractive bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and small persistent red fruits.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Jelly King®

    Malus
    Jelly King crab-apple trees
    White blossom followed by large orange-red fruits which are ideal for making crab-apple jelly.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    John Downie

    Malus
    John Downie crab-apple trees
    John Downie is a traditional crab-apple, with white blossom and orange-red fruits, ideal for making crab apple jelly.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Laura

    Malus
    Laura crab-apple trees
    Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Louisa

    Malus
    Louisa crab-apple trees
    Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom and small yellow fruitlets.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Malus baccata

    Malus baccata
    Malus baccata crab-apple trees
    The Siberian crab-apple, noted for its exceptional cold-hardiness, disease-resistance, attractive blossom and clusters of cherry-like fruitlets in autumn,
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Malus Fimbriata

    Malus ioensis
    Unusually for a crab-apple, Malus Fimbriata features true double-flower blossom.
    £33.45buy
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Malus floribunda

    Malus floribunda
    Malus floribunda crab-apple trees
    Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Malus hupehensis

    Malus hupehensis
    Malus hupehensis crab-apple trees
    A traditional garden crab-apple from China, with white blossom and small red-tinged fruitlets, a good choice as a specimen tree.
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Malus transitoria

    Malus transitoria
    Malus transitoria crab-apple trees
    Malus transitoria is known as the Cut-leaf crab-apple, has a mass of small white flowers, and clusters of tiny yellow fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    NUVAR® Marble

    Malus
    NUVAR® Marble crab-apple trees
    A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Pink Glow

    Malus baccata
    Pink Glow crab-apple trees
    Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
    £36.45buy
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Pink Perfection

    Malus
    Pink Perfection crab-apple trees
    Malus Pink Perfection is a superb crab-apple with double pink scented flowers.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Prairie Fire®

    Malus
    Prairie Fire crab-apple trees
    Malus Prairie Fire is a medium-size upright crab-apple tree, notable for its dark pink flowers.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Professor Sprenger

    Malus x zumi
    Professor Sprenger crab-apple trees
    A well-proportioned crab-apple with profuse white blossom, and golden-orange fruitlets in autumn.
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Purpurea Evelyn

    Malus ioensis
    Purpurea Evelyn crab-apple trees
    Malus Purpurea Evelyn is a purple-leaved form of the Prairie crab.
    • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Dark purple
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    Red Obelisk

    Malus
    Red Obelisk crab-apple trees
    Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Red Sentinel

    Malus x robusta
    Red Sentinel crab-apple trees
    A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Roberts Crab

    Malus
    Roberts Crab crab-apple trees
    An unusual red-fleshed crab-apple which has large purple fruits. The juice is a claret red colour.
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Rosehip

    Malus
    Rosehip crab-apple trees
    Malus Rosehip features white blossom and large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Royal Beauty

    Malus
    Royal Beauty crab-apple trees
    Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom and small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Royalty

    Malus pumila
    Royalty crab-apple trees
    Malus Royalty has bright purple-red blossom, dark green-bronze leaves, and dark red fruitlets.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Red - dark
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Rudolph

    Malus
    Rudolph crab-apple trees
    Malus Rudoph features very large single deep pink flowers, and small dark purple fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Scarlett

    Malus toringo
    Scarlett crab-apple trees
    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour - summer: Bronze
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    Sun Rival

    Malus
    Sun Rival crab-apple trees
    Malus Sun Rival is a popular weeping crab-apple, with pale pink blossom and small red berry-like fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Tina

    Malus sargentii
    Tina crab-apple trees
    Malus Tina is a small spreading crab-apple, useful as a patio tree.
    £36.45buy
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    Wedding Bouquet

    Malus brevipes
    Wedding Bouquet crab-apple trees
    Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.
    £40.95buy
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green
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    White Star

    Malus
    White Star crab-apple trees
    A modern English crab-apple with white star-like flowers followed by attractive russeted fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Russet
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour - summer: Green


How to choose Crab-apple trees

Crab-apple trees belong to the genus Malus, and are therefore closely related to the mainstream apple (Malus domestica). They are grown primarily for their attractive blossom, and for the ornamental appeal of their pretty fruitlets in the autumn.

The fruitlets of many varieties are valuable in the kitchen for making crab-apple jelly. Several varieties retain their fruitlets into early winter (known as 'persistent'), providing a useful food resource for wildlife.

Many crab-apples also make excellent pollinators for fruiting apple trees, thanks to their profuse blossom and close genetic compatibility.

See this article for more advice on how to choose a crab-apple tree.