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Malus Sun Rival
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Malus 'Sun Rival'

Crab Apple

Description: A charming semi weeping, umbrella-shaped tree with flower trusses of delicate, fragrant, pink buds opening to white, followed by stunning bright red fruits. 

History: A chance seedling from Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, and introduced around 1975. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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 Weeping

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
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