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Malus 'Royal Beauty' Tree

Purple Weeping Crab Apple Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Malus 'Royal Beauty' lives up to it's name when the beautiful deep red/purple flowers emerge in April-May and decorate the gracefully weeping branches. The flowers are followed by small, dark-purple fruits in autumn. Although not suited to culinary uses, the fruits make a good display in the winter and are popular with a variety of wildlife.

That's not all, as this purple weeping crab apple offers year round interest. Bursting into life with bronze/purple foliage in spring, the leaves turn a deep red/plum colour with a hint of green in the late summer and then adopt yellow and bronze tones in the autumn.

Growing to just 3 x 3 meters in 20 years, Malus 'Royal Beauty' is a great feature tree even in small spaces. This pendulous crab apple is pollution tolerant, making it ideal for small urban gardens. 'Royal Beauty' is suited to all soil types and is happy growing in pots.

AKA Malus 'Royal Beauty', Crab Apple Royal Beauty, Purple weeping crab apple, Purple flowering crab apple

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10L pot 150-200cm Top grafted at 140cm £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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10L pot 150-180cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (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 other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to 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 with a height of 1.5-2 metres) 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 trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

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 and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Malus Royal Beauty trees

When planting Purple Weeping Flowering Crab Apple trees, such as the Malus Royal Beauty, 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 Weeping 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 Royal Beauty 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 'Royal Beauty' Tree (Purple Weeping Crab Apple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Purple Weeping Crab Apple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Year round
  • Foliage: Bronze/purple foliage in spring with dark coloured flowers, turning to a deep red/plum colour with green hints in the late summer, followed by yellow/bronze foliage and dark, purple fruits in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all soil types