Malus toringo Scarlett
- Flower colour: Pink
- Leaf colour: Bronze
- Fruit colour: Purple
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 trees for sale
1-year Scarlett tree - bare root
2-year Scarlett tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
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.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
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- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Fruit persistence:
RHS perfect for pollinators
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.