Malus ‘Sun Rival’ Malus

Malus

Description: A charming semi weeping, umbrella-shaped tree with flower trusses of delicate, fragrant, pink buds opening to white, followed by stunning bright red fruits. 

History: A chance seedling from Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, and introduced around 1975. 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): 4m x 3m

Attributes

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

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