Malus ‘Laura’ ® Malus

Malus

Description: A naturally dwarf tree with an upright habit, for even the smallest garden. Dark purple-green leaves and stunning pink and white flowers in April. Persistent large, round, maroon fruit perfect for the best crab apple jelly.

History: Bred by Hugh Ermen (Kent) and introduced around 1990. 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): 3m x 1.5m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Do not prune
  • Flowering month: April
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Scented flowers

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