Malus 'Rudolph' has perhaps the largest flowers of any crab-apple, they can be up to 5cm across, and are an intense dark pink colour.
The fruits in contrast are small and berry-like, and an attractive red-purple colour.
The leaves are bronze/purple when young.
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Like many of the bronze or purple-leaved crab-apples, Malus Rudolph is susceptible to fireblight, although this is not usually an issue for UK growers.
Malus Rudolph was developed in Canada, and is related to Malus 'Niedzwetzkyana', from which it inherits the purple-tints in its leaves, blossom, and fruits.
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.
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.