Hedging Plants

Crabapple Trees - Malus sylvestris

The Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) is a popular tree which produces beautiful blossom in spring and small colourful apples in the autumn. Brilliant for decorating and arranging in the home. In folklore the star shaped core was often used in druid and witch rituals.

The apples are used to make Crab Apple jelly which is delicious on crumpets and used as a sweet relish for roast meats. This tree will grow up to 10m. Crabapple trees are also a welcome addition to mixed hedges.

The current height of the trees is approximately 20-40cm and they can be planted out all year round.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators in Spring.

  • Plant in dry and exposed locations
  • Likes most soil types
  • Pretty spring blossom and fruit bearing 
  • Widespread in gardens and hedgerows in British Isles



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