Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ Crab Apple

Description: A small weeping tree with slender hanging reddish purple stems. Leaves are copper-red when young becoming dark green, purplish beneath. Deep red-purple flowers are followed by small dark red fruits.

History: In cultivation since 1980. 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): 2m x 2m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Weeping
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Scented flowers
  • Replacement prune

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