Malus Pink Glow crab apple trees

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.

Malus Pink Glow crab apple trees for sale

Deliveries start in September 2020

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years)2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £36.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £36.45

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 Pink Glow


  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • 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?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

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 will grow successfully in most situations and climates. It is exceptionally cold hardy, and therefore 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.

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