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Malus 'Gorgeous'

Crab Apple

M. sieboldii x M. halliana

Description: A small compact tree with scented apple blossom flowers. The fruits resemble the perfect miniature apples persisting well into November. Ideal for tangy pink crab apple jelly.

History: Introduced by Hayward Wright, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand in 1925.

Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio