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Malus Hillieri
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Malus 'Hillieri'

Crab Apple

Description: An attractive late flowering tree with broad ovoid crown with somewhat pendulous branches. Flowers are semi double, crimson in bud, opening to bright pink. Small red/orange fruit are produced in late summer, which can be made into crab apple jelly.

History: In cultivation since 1928.

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

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium 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