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Malus floribunda

Floribunda crab apple blossom

Also known as the Japanese Crab, Malus floribunda is a species of crab-apple which produces a very attractive spreading tree.

The blossom is pink/white and, as the Latin name suggests, particularly abundant. Flowering is relatively early in the blossom season.

The yellow fruits are also borne in considerable quantities, and although not as dramatic as the spring blossom display, are a useful resource for birds.

Malus floribunda crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £40.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from16th April (where items shown in stock).


History

Malus floribunda originates from Japan and was brought to the west in the mid 19th century, a period when European and American plant enthusiasts first became aware of the huge diversity of flowering trees to be found in east Asia.

This species has been used in a number of breeding programmes to produce more disease-resistant apple varieties, on account of its good resistance to the apple disease scab.

Malus floribunda characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruit
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Fruit colourYellow / Red
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Malus floribunda crab apple tree

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We list more than 40 different crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.