A rare and very distinctive flowering crab apple variety, Guardsman (Malus trilobata 'Guardsman') hails from the Mediterranean and north-East Greece. It is a form of the unusual M. trilobata species. This tree has a stiffly erect form with pretty, deeply lobed maple-like leaves which turn good shades of scarlet-crimson in autumn. The white flowers are large and appear late in June. Small moss green fruits.
A small height tree, so expect a height of up to 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 1.7 metres in a 12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 01623 812711
Crab Apple Trees Listed As Patio
Any Crab apple tree listed as suitable for patio growing means that it has been grafted onto an M27 rootstock giving it an ultimate height of around 1.5 metres or 5 ft in old money. The standard 12 Litre options are grafted onto MM106 rootstock giving you an ultimate height of around 3.5 metres or 11-12 ft.