Malus Admiration crab apple trees

Malus Admiration has perhaps the most exceptional blossom display of any white-flowered crabapple. It flowers late in the season, and is a useful pollinator of late-flowering apple varieties.

The tiny berry-like fruits stay on the tree into December and are a useful food for birds at that time of year.

It is a naturally dwarf tree, and grows with a compact columnar upright habit - ignore the height information on our ordering form, in practice it is unlikely to reach more than 2.5m-3m in height.

Malus Admiration crab apple trees for sale

Delivery from 16th April (when showing as in stock)

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years)2-year - 11.5l pot - Dwarf rootstock £36.45

Bare-root fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - Dwarf rootstock  100cm£19.95Sold 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.

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 Admiration


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit persistence: Persistent?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?



  • Country of origin: United States
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Malus Admiration

Malus Admiration is in flowering group 3. Malus Admiration 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 Admiration crab apple trees

Malus Admiration was developed specifically to be resistant to fireblight, and has good overall disease-resistance to most of the common diseases of apples and crab-apples.

Historical details

Malus Admiration was developed in the USA where it is known as Malus Adirondack.

Botanical name

Malus 'Admiration'

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

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