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Malus 'Pink Glow' Tree

Flowering Crab Apple Trees
  • £65 (VAT Free)
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A profusion of single white flowers cover Malus 'Pink Glow' in April and are excellent for pollinating early flowering apple varieties. The flowers are followed by dark pink, elongated crab apples that are ideal for making crab apple jelly and jams. The fruits are similar in shape to John Downie, but this variety benefits from better disease resistance.

Malus 'Pink Glow' grows to 4 x 4 metres in 20 years and is suited to both gardens and orchards. Plant in a sunny or partially shaded position with reasonably good drainage. Also known as Malus x robusta 'Dolgo', 'Pink Glow' was grown from a seed of Malus x robusta in 1897.

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

AKA Malus baccata 'Pink Glow', Magnolia x robusta 'Dolgo', Pink Glow Crab Apple

  • Common name: Flowering Crab Apple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 4 metres
  • Flowers: White flowers in spring
  • Fruit: Self fertile with elongated rich pink crab apples in autumn
  • Foliage: Mid-green deciduous leaves
  • Soil: Suited to all soil types with good drainage

Planting Advice for Malus Pink Glow Trees

Our pot grown Pink Glow Crab Apple trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2-3x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place in the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting Red Sentinel Crab Apple trees with a stake and tie kit to anchor the roots - instructions are in the planting guide.

Aftercare Advice for Malus Pink Glow Trees

If you’re planting Dolgo Crab Apple trees in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Our range of watering kits make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard. You can harvest the Crab Apples in early autumn or leave them for birds to enjoy.

Pruning Malus Pink Glow Trees

Dolgo 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.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

 

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Malus 'Pink Glow' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot* Malus 'Pink Glow' Price £65 (VAT Free)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 10L pot* £65 (VAT Free)
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