Malus Red Obelisk

  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit colour: Red

Malus 'Red Obelisk' is a medium-size but very upright crab-apple. The young leaves are bronze, turning to dark green. The blossom is white, and the large conical fruits are good for making crab-apple jelly.

Red Obelisk trees for sale

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Red Obelisk tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£19.95
Out of stock
2-year Red Obelisk tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£36.45
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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.

Malus Red Obelisk crab apple tree


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).

Red Obelisk characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: Belgium
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Dark bronze
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Fruit size: Average
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period
  • Wildlife: 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.


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