Crab Apple Malus Laura. Click The Link For Cheaper Bare Root Crab Apple Laura
Laura (Malus 'Laura') is a natural dwarf tree with an upright habit, so suitable for even the smallest garden. Dark purple-green leaves and stunning pink and white fragrant flowers in April. Persistent large, round, maroon fruit are just perfect for the best crab apple jelly due to high pectin content. Suitable for container or patio growing. First introduced in the United Kingdom.
A small height tree, so expect a height of around 2-4m and a width of around 1-2m after 10 years. A slow growing small tree ideal for the less energised gardener.
Pruning Malus Laura Crab Apple Tree
If you think of this Crab Apple as moody and therefore prefers to be left alone then you will have the pruning requirements spot on. Still remove dead, diseased and crossing over branches in the dormant season (November to March).
Container Or Patio Growing The Malus Laura
As this tree has a naturally small height and width, this makes it suitable for container growing.
Soil Types For Malus Laura Crab Apple Tree
This crab apple tree is listed as clay tolerant and will perform well in fertile well draining soils. Preferably plant in a full sun position but will tolerate light shade.
Malus Laura Crab Apple Tree Flowering Period
Listed as group 4 meaning it will pollinate other apple trees in group 3,4 or 5.
Malus Laura Crab Apple Tree Fertility
This tree is listed as self fertile and therefore will produce a crop of apples if no other apple tree or pollinator is nearby. Entirely possible that you get a crop of crab apples in the first growing season.
Gardening Difficulty For Our Malus Laura
Any Tom, Dick or Harry can look after this tree, so long as Tom remembers to water it in the Summer, Dick doesn't run over it with the power mower and Harry doesn't have the bonfire too close to it.
Malus Laura Crab Apple Tree Hardiness
Suitable for climates almost anywhere in the UK. This excludes nuclear winter, the apocalypse, any drastic change caused by the fossil fuel industry and meteor strikes.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.0 and 1.8 metres in a 5-15 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Malus Laura Crab Apple Options Explained
5-7 litre :90-120cm tall
10-15 litre :100-180cm tall
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Malus Laura
The two trees arrived two days ago.They look very good and are now planted, watered, and staked. Thanks very much. All the best, Gerald de Lacey. 1116
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 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Crab Apple Trees Listed As Patio
Any Crab apple tree listed as suitable for patio growing means that it has most likely been grafted onto an M27 rootstock giving it an ultimate height of around 1.5 metres. The standard 12 Litre options are usually grafted onto MM106 rootstock and ultimate heights are determined be each species. Contact us first if rootstocks are important to you.
Crab Apple Disease Resistance
Crab apple trees are generally resistant to disease but those that seem to be considerably less prone to problems are Admiration, Pink Glow, Wedding Bouquet, ButterBall, Cardinal, Comtesa De Paris, Elk River, Coralburst, Donald Wyman, Golden Gem, Gorgeous, Indian Magic, Jelly King, Louisa, Prairie Fire, Rudolf, Sun Rival, Tina, Scarlett, Transitoria, Guardsman and White Star.
Crab Apple Pollinators
Crab apples have long flowering periods which makes them very useful as pollination partners. Many commercial orchards inter-plant crab apples with normal apple trees to increase fruit yield.
Crab Apple Drought Resistance
Generally speaking, Crab Apples tolerate drought reasonably well.
Sun Or Shade For Crab Apples
For best results from the flowers and fruits, a full sun position is preferred however light shade is acceptable. Excessive shade will lead to less flowers and fruits, a more open canopy and problems with Powdery Mildew. Shade and poor drainage is a good combination for bacterial and fungal issues.
Crab Apple Suckering
If your Crab Apple has been grafted (many are) then you may experience small green shoots growing out the side of the tree below the graft point (around 10-30cm above ground) Remove these by rubbing your hand across the bark or snapping off. These will not grow as the original tree you purchased.