Malus ‘Sylvestris’ – White Flowering Crab Apple Bare Root Tree

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White Flowering Crab Apple Bare Root Tree 70-80cm in Height

  • A profusion of fragrant, single, pale white blossom emerging from carmine-white buds in mid-spring.
  • The fruits of this crabapple are edible and can be used to make jellies and jams.
  • The crab apples may appear until winter adding another season of interest.
  • You will receive a Flowering Crab Apple Bare Root Tree 70-80cm In Heihgt.
  • Malus 'Sylvestris' - White Flowering Crab Apple Bare Root Tree 70-80cm in Height - Ornamental Tree Grown in UK.

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  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 4 m in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    11 cm

  • Season of Interest

    Flowering: spring - summer

  • Light Required

    Partial shade

  • Watering

    Moderate watering

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Very hardy plant (-20C). Grows better in a sheltered position in full sun to partial shade and in moist, well-draining soil that is on the acidic side.

Uses of crab apple

The trees are often planted in commercial orchards as their long flowering period makes them excellent pollination partners for cultivated apples. The fruit can be roasted and served with meat or added to ales or punches. More commonly, it is used to make crab apple jelly and as a natural source of pectin for setting jams.
The pinkish wood has an even texture and makes good quality timber, lending itself particularly well to carving and turning. It also makes a sweetly scented firewood. In Ireland, a yellow dye was extracted from the bark to colour wool.

Value to wildlife

The flowers are a good source of early pollen and nectar for insects, particularly bees. Birds like the fieldfare, song thrush, blackbird and redwing enjoy the fruits. Mammals, like mice, voles and badgers, are also partial to the fruit as well.

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