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Crab Apple 'Red Obelisk' (Large Plant)

Hardy Tree

A compact, upright tree with pink buds that open to form attractive white flowers, followed in autumn by bunches of red, conical fruits, lasting all winter long, providing food for wildlife. In spring, foliage appears a glossy mahogany-red, turning dark green in summer, then yellow in autumn. Malus 'Red Obelisk' is an excellent performer in any garden, providing show-stopping colour over several seasons. The obelisk apples are also great for making crab apple jelly. Height: 4m (13'). Spread: 1.8m (6').

 

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Ideal For:
kitchen garden, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden
Flowering Period:
April
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 12 litre potted malus plant

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    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £40.99
    • 2 x 12 litre potted malus plants

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    • £61.99
Plant crab apple trees in a sheltered, sunny position in any fertile, well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.
Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water crab apple trees during particularly dry periods. Crab apples require only minimal pruning in late winter or spring, to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth. Crab apple fruits can be harvested from autumn onwards to make delicious crab apple jelly.

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