Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Malus sylvestris

Malus sylvestris is the common English or wild crab apple, native to the UK and Europe.

It features the typical pink / white apple blossom in spring, followed by small green / yellow fruitlets in the autumn.

Malus sylvestris trees typically reach around 4m high and almost as wide. 

Malus sylvestris is easy to grow and makes a good choice for shelterbelts and native planting, and for encouraging wildlife. It is easy to grow, and tolerates most conditions, and responds well to coppicing.

Malus sylvestris crab-apple trees for sale

  • 1-year bare-root tree £28.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.


Malus sylvestris is believed to be one of the forerunners of the modern cultivated apple - Malus domestica.

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.