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Red Obelisk

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 crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £25.00
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £44.50
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Deliveries from 28th September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


Red Obelisk characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive fruit
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Fruit sizeAverage
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • Food usesJam / Jelly
  • Country of originBelgium
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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 Red Obelisk 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.