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Malus Liset crab apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 

Malus Liset is an ornamental crab apple which produces a small neat tree. The spring blossom is a solid mass of dusky red flowers, followed in autumn by small scarlet fruits.

Like many red-blossom crab apples, the leaves have a distinctive red tint to them which becomes more bronze in colour as they age through the summer.

Order now for delivery week commencing 28th April 2014.

Malus Liset crab apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2013 - April 2014)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £28.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Malus Liset


  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit


  • Picking season: Late?
  • Good for cooking
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?


  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Bronze

Pollination guide for Malus Liset

Malus Liset is in flowering group 2. Malus Liset is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

Historical details

Malus x moerlandsii 'Liset'. Holland.

Botanical name

Malus moerlandsii 'Liset'

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