Malus ‘Rudolph’ Crab Apple

Description: A medium tree of upright habit with glossy bronze-red, later dark bronze-green leaves on red young shoots. Rose red flowers, deeper in bud, followed by long persistent, orange-yellow oblong fruits.

History: Raised by F.L Skinner, Canada in 1954.

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
  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Deciduous
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Open space planting
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Scented flowers
  • Replacement prune

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