Malus spectabilis ‘Riversii’ Crab Apple

Malus 'Rosea Plena'

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

History: Named for Thomas Rivers, a famous English nurseryman who introduced the clone in 1872.

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
  • S Size: Small
  • Scented flowers
  • Replacement prune
  • Fruit for wildlife

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