Malus Indian Magic
- Flower colour: Pink
- Leaf colour: Bronze
- Growth habit: Spreading
- Fruit colour: Red
Indian Magic is classic crab-apple, which looks good all year round.
In spring the long-lasting blossom is a very pretty solid dusky pink, contrasting with the small green-bronze leaves.
In autumn the tree is clothed in tiny berry-like fruits which are an almost fluorescent pink/orange colour on dark November days - and particularly popular with blackbirds. In a good autumn (with sunny days and cold nights) the leaves will be an attractive orange-red too.
The tree grows with a pleasing upright-spreading shape which makes it particularly suitable as a feature tree.
Indian Magic ws raised by the Simpson Nursery of Vincennes, Indiana, and released in the 1950s.
Indian Magic trees for sale
1-year Indian Magic tree - bare root
2-year Indian Magic tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
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.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
How to grow
Indian Magic is easy to grow, with good all-round disease-resistance. It is also very cold-hardy, able to withstand temperatures well below those normally experienced in the UK.
Indian Magic characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive fruit Attractive tree / plant
- Growth habit:
- Blossom duration:
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Flower colour:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Orange / Red
- Fruit colour:
- Annual cycle:
- Fruit persistence:
RHS perfect for pollinators Attractive to birds
How to choose a crab-apple tree
We have a very wide range of 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.