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Crab apple (Hedging)Malus sylvestris

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Easy to grow

Clusters of pale pink, almost white flowers in late spring

Later develop into the colourful crab apples that can be coloured shades of yellow, green and even red

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Height Up to 1200cm (472.4in)
Spread Up to 800cm (315in)

Hardy Tree

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Sun or semi shade

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Description
Clusters of pale pink, almost white flowers in late spring will cheer up any hedgerow that the Crab Apple is part of. The blooms are attractive to pollinating insects and will, of course later develop into the colourful crab apples that can be coloured shades of yellow, green and even red. Ideal for a colourful hedging scheme or screening. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (26'). Planting distance: 30cm (12"). (4 plants per metre for a single line fence).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


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How to plant hedging


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How to Grow
Plant crab apple 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 Plant the bare roots at their original soil level and firm them into the ground.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

More Info
Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from the base of the hedge. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost, taking care not to mound it up against the stems. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water crab apples 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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