Malus Royal Beauty is a classic weeping crab apple, with cascading crimson blossom in the spring.
In autumn the tiny crimson hawthorn-like fruitlets provide further interest. Their small size makes them very popular with small birds, which can eat them whole.
Royal Beauty is an excellent choice if you want a feature weeping tree in a relatively small space.
Our 2-year pot-grown trees are likely to blossom in the spring following planting.
Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).
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If you wish to have more control over the height at which the branches start to weep, we sometimes have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety. These can be trained up to about 2m or more using a heavy-duty bamboo cane, giving a bit more height than we usually aim for with our container-grown trees.
After a while you may notice the branches grow long enough to start trailing on the ground. If you don't like this you can prune the branches back by about 30cm on a mild day in the winter.
Illustrative examples of pot-grown trees 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.
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.