Malus sargentii Tina

Tina crab-apple blossom
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit colour: Red

Malus 'Tina' is a naturally dwarf crab-apple that will reach a mature height of around 1.5m or so. It makes a good feature in a small garden, or as a focal point for an area in a larger garden. It is also a good choice if you need a small crab-apple to grow in a patio container.

The spring blossom is white with golden anthers in the centres. The small autumn fruitlets are bright red.

Malus Tina was developed in the USA but it is thought the original seedling came from Japan.

Tina trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year top-worked Tina tree - in a 11.5L pot
< 1.5m tall after 10 years

How to grow

Malus Tina is usually disease-free, easy to grow, and stays small and compact.

Tina characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive fruit Attractive tree / plant
  • Height 10 years: Up to 1.5m / 5ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Vigour: Natural dwarf
  • Useful for: Patio growing Small spaces
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Gardening skill: Average


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous


  • 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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