Malus ‘Laura’® Crab Apple

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

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

Discover these similar varieties…

Malus ‘Professor Sprenger’

Crab Apple

A dense headed tree with pink buds opening to fragrant white flowers. Showy orange fruit with a pink blush.

Full Details

Malus floribunda

Crab Apple

Crimson buds open to white-pale blush flowers in March. Red-yellow fruits. Height after 10yr 4m x 3m.

Full Details

Malus spectabilis ‘Riversii’

Crab Apple

Upright branches hold deep rose red buds opening to semi-double, rosy pink flowers, followed by yellow fruit.

Full Details

Malus ‘Roberts Red’

Crab Apple

Pretty pink flowers and exceptionally large black to red fruit. Great for juicing, jams and jellies.

Full Details

Follow us on Instagram