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Malus Gorgeous Tree

Flowering Crab Apple Trees

from £39.99 (VAT Free)
( £39.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This Malus is a marvellous Flowering Crab Apple with large, white flowers that burst open from pink buds in spring followed by glossy, red fruits produced in abundance in the autumn. The large, dark green foliage turns yellow/bronze in the autumn before falling.

The versatile fruits produced by this tree can be harvested and used to make a tasty crab apple jelly or alternatively, left on the tree to create an attractive, lasting winter display and provide food for a variety of wildlife. Growing to just 5 x 4 metres in 20 years, Malus Gorgeous will become slightly spreading in form. This Malus grows well in most positions but is happiest when the soil is moist and well-drained. A small tree very deserving of its name.

This variety of Malus has large crab apples, ideal for culinary purposes, and is therefore sold with zero VAT.

AKA Crab apple, Flowering crab, Flowering crab apple, Crab Apple, Malus Gorgeous

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10L pot 150-200cm pruned & shaped £39.99 (VAT Free)
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Over 95% of deliveries made within 10 working days.

Most orders (to UK mainland ex Highlands - see below for Highlands) have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat).  Smaller trees/bushes are charged at £6.95 plus vat.  On orders for several trees, delivery costs increase to £12.95 (and honestly that doesn't nearly cover what it costs us in cardboard and carriage charges!) but you can buy several trees for the same delivery cost - and once you spend £250 plus vat, delivery is FREE.   Its all calculated automatically in the shopping trolley so try adding an extra tree or bush for no extra delivery charge.

Mature Acer Trees in 45L and larger have delivery already factored in to the price so there is nothing extra to pay.

Bare root trees and fruit bushes can only be dispatched from mid-November - late April/mid May (depending on weather conditions) when they are dormant.

All trees are sent 'no signature required' so there's no need to be in to receive your order.

Trees are packed in specially designed containers and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Scotland

Scottish postcodes AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, TD are charged as ‘England and Wales’ above.

Scottish postcodes IV, KW, PA, PH are charged at between £19.95 and £29.95 depending on the individual order, this charge is calculated at the checkout.

Northern Ireland

Delivery to Northern Ireland is charged at between £19.95 and £29.95 depending on the individual order, this charge is calculated at the checkout.

Sorry, we do not deliver to other overseas destinations.

Planting Advice for Malus Gorgeous trees

When planting Flowering Crab Apple trees, such as the Malus Gorgeous, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Malus trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2-3x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Flowering Crab Apple trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of warm or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Malus Gorgeous trees

Flowering Crab Apple trees can be pruned in winter. They do not require hard pruning and you should not trim the tips of crab apple branches. Simply remove any dead or damaged branches and shoots at the base of the tree i.e. suckers and water sprouts which redirect energy resources from the main stem but do not produce strong branches.

Malus Gorgeous Tree (Flowering Crab Apple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Flowering Crab Apple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: White flowers amongst dark green foliage in spring, turning yellow/bronze and producing long-lasting red fruit in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all but grows particularly well in moist, well-drained soil