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Scarlett

Malus toringo
Scarlett has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Scarlett is perhaps the best of the bronze-leaved ornamental crab-apple varieties, and usually grows with a pleasing upright form.

The young leaves are a coppery-red colour, and contrast nicely with the long-lasting solid dusky pink blossom.

The small fruitlets are a deep red colour.

The leaves retain their bronze tints throughout the year, some turning yellow in late autumn. This is one of the last crab-apple varieties to lose its leaves - they stay on the tree well into November.

Scarlett crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £28.50
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £47.50
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.


Scarlett characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 2012
  • Flower colourPink
  • Leaf colourBronze
  • Fruit colourPurple
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • 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 toringo Scarlett 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.