Real World Gardener Gorgeous Crab Apple is Plant of the Week

September 23rd, 2018


 Malus floribunda, Crabapple

Flowers on this tree are so spectacular that you’ll be wondering why you’ve never planted it in your garden.

Not only that, it’s easy to grow, is a small tree and is quite hardy.

But maybe you have one in your garden, and you’ve had it for years.

So instead you’re the envy of neighbours all around you but they’ve been either too afraid to ask you what it is or have been trying to sneak cuttings.



Crabapple Tree. Photo M Cannon

I'm talking with the plant panel were Karen Smith, editor of Hort Journal and Jeremy Critchley, The Green Gallery wholesale nursery owner. 

Let’s find out about this plant.


PLAY: Malus floribunda Wychwood Ruby"_22nd August (30th August_2017)


There’s quite a few other varieties of crabapples to choose from with enticing names like Sugar Tyme  Showtime, Royal Raindrops and Golden Raindrops.


The bonus is even though it’s a small ornamental tree, you get these crab apples and if you’re into masterchef or other cooking shows, you’ll be wanting to make crab apple jelly to use on your cooking creations.


If you have any questions about growing crab apple trees, why not write in to

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