Description: Strong growing tree of conical habit with young leaves and shoots covered with silvery down. Excellent autumn colours of crimson, bronze, purple, orange and yellow. Flowers are white tinged with pink, followed by yellow-green fruits tinged reddish-purple.
History: Introduced by the Arnold Arboretum from seed collected in 1892 by C.S Sargent in Nikko, Central Honshu, Japan, where it is wild.
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