Malus Laura crab apple trees

Laura is a modern dwarf crabapple variety with large persistent fruitlets which are good for making crab-apple jelly.

The blossom is dusky pink, and the young leaves are bronze, turning green later.

Malus Laura crab apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £36.45 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock  80cm £19.95

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 Laura

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Crimson
  • Blossom colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Bronze

Climate

  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Malus Laura

Malus Laura is in flowering group 2. Malus Laura 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 Laura crab apple trees

Note that Laura is a naturally dwarf crab apple variety and the mature height will usually be smaller than the dimensions advertised in our ordering section.

Typical yield in good conditions from a mature tree will be around 2kg of crab apples.

Historical details

Laura was developed in the UK by Hugh Ermen, who also raised a number of successful garden apple varieties such as Scrumptious.

Botanical name

Malus 'Laura'


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