Crab apple

Malus 'Royalty'

Crab apple - Malus  'Royalty'

Common Name: Crab apple
Genus: Malus
Cultivar: 'Royalty'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 8.00 m (800 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 8.00 m (800 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Purple, RedFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Dramatic dark red-purple leaves turn fiery red in late autumn. In late spring clusters of large crimson flowers contrast wonderfully with the foliage and are followed by glossy dark red fruit which turn black when ripe and are irresistible to birds. This spreading purple-leaved crab apple makes a magnificent tree for a small sunny garden. Pollution tolerant it's particularly suitable for urban sites.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant.

  • Goes well with: Myrtus communis, Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum', Sedum 'Herbstfreude', Galanthus nivalis, Crocus tommasinanus.

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