Malus Sun Rival
A mass of attractive pink buds in spring, open to reveal pure white flowers, and are followed by vivid red crab apples. The simple mid green foliage turns a pretty yellow bronze before falling in autumn. This tree has a delightful weeping umbrella shaped growth habit. It will attract bees and birds, and provide shelter for birds and other wildlife once mature.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: White
Suitable For Wildlife: Birds
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Berries
Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
Main Attribute: Small Gardens, Spring Blossom
Height / Spread: 3m x 3m (10ft x 10ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: Medium - autumn
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: Malus are commonly known as Crab Apple Trees, and are renowned for their beautiful spring blossom followed by attractive crab apples.
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