Malus Pink Glow crab apple trees

  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Malus Pink Glow is a popular early-flowering crab-apple, the profuse white blossom appears quite early in the spring, and it is a good pollinator of early-flowering apple varieties.

It is named after the large deep pink crab-apples, which form in late summer. This is also a good variety for making crab-apple jelly - the fruitlets are easy to handle and have a good pectin content.

Our 2-year Pink Glow trees will usually produce blossom in the first spring after planting.

Order now for delivery from 30th November onwards

Malus Pink Glow crab apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £29.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £34.95 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries December 2015 - March 2016)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock  1.25m £18.45 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 Pink Glow


  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?



  • Fruit colour: Pink / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?

Pollination guide for Malus Pink Glow

Malus Pink Glow is in flowering group 2. Malus Pink Glow 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.

How to grow Malus Pink Glow crab apple trees

Malus Pink Glow is a good choice for areas with colder winter climates.

Historical details

Malus 'Pink Glow' was discovered in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the end of the 19th century. It is often known as Malus 'Dolgo'.

Botanical name

Malus baccata 'Pink Glow'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.