Profusion Improved Crab Apple Tree
Profusion Improved (Malus x moerlandsii 'Profusion Imporved') is an improved, more disease resistant form of profusion. A fast growing crab apple variety, it is noted for its delightful wine-red flowers. This is a small tree reaching a final height of 10m (33ft 4in), so ideal for a small to medium garden. Its young, copper to crimson coloured leaves turns a bronzish-green colour as the season progresses. In turn, the rich, slightly fragranted, purple flowers, change to pink as the seasons change. The crab apples from this tree are small and a pretty blood-red colour. Expect a final height of approximately 4m after 10 years.
Profusion Improved is supplied at of height of between 150 - 200cm in a 7 - 12 litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or root-balled trees.
If you are interested in other types of Crab Apple Tree then just add the words Crab Apple into the search box and you will see other options available.
Our Malus Profusion Improved Crab apple is grafted onto a MM106
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Profusion Improved Crab Apple Tree
October 2013: Yes thank you Profusion Crab Apple tree and wisteria arrived in good order. Boy was is well packaged! I'm not complaining though as everything was in perfect condition. I'm only 5ft so ended up almost in the box whilst struggling to get them out, but worth it to have no damage whatsoever. They are all planted now and looking good, I can't wait for spring. Will definitely be back as I need a nice small weeping type tree to replace one near my pond. Thank you again - Excellent service xxxxx Patsy Mudie
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.