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Malus Marble Tree

Flowering Crab Apple Trees

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Malus Marble is a delightful small flowering crab apple tree with plenty of interest over the seasons, but the fruits are the real star of the show. Beginning green-yellow, the crab apples transform into a glowing vibrant pink hue, before fading slightly to feature spectacular pink and yellow marbling over the surface. The yield of crab apples can be huge and are ideal for culinary use as they are large, flavoursome and have good pectin levels for making jelly.

Before the crab apples appear, Malus Marble blossoms with attractive single white flowers in spring amid the green foliage that turns pretty autumn shades as the seasons change. 'Marble' is perfect for smaller gardens as it will only grow to about 5 x 4 metres in 20 years and provides changing interest throughout the seasons. It's also pollution tolerant, so grows well in urban areas.

This variety has large crab apples ideal for culinary use, so is sold with zero VAT.

AKA Malus Marble Nuvar, Crab Apple Marble, Flowering Crabapple tree

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12L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (VAT Free)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Malus Marble trees

When planting Flowering Crab Apple trees, such as the Malus Marble, 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 Marble 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 Marble 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 and green foliage in spring, red apples and yellow/orange foliage in autumn
  • Soil: Grows well in most soils but prefers moist, well-drained positions