Malus ‘Neville Copeman’ Crab Apple

Description: Malus 'Neville Copeman' has wonderful blossom during the spring covering the tree with pink-purple flowers over a long period. Large orange-red crab apples during the autumn that cook into delicious jams, jellies and chutneys. The apples can also be eaten raw, but are quite bitter and not to everyone’s taste! Malus Neville Copeman is noted for is beautiful, purple foliage that appears in the spring, later turning purple-flushed green. 

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 4m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Interesting foliage
  • Replacement prune
  • Scented flowers

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