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

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Replacement prune
  • Scented flowers

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