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Cinderella® crab apple trees

Malus
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Gold
A naturally dwarf bushy-crab-apple. White blossom followed by tiny golden spherical fruitlets, and yellow autumn leaf colours.

Cinderella crab apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year top-worked 11.5L pot-grown tree Very dwarf rootstock £70.00< 5 in stock
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
    (45cm)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from week commencing 15th April where these items are showing as in stock.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Cinderella is a dwarf crab-apple, ideal for growing in a patio container. It will stay quite small, probably getting to no more than about 1.5m, so is a good choice if you want a crab-apple for a small space.

Unlike most other dwarf crab-apples, which tend to be very columnar, Cinderella has a more spreading habit.

In spring the blossom starts with pink-tipped buds, opening to a mass of white flowers. Autumn brings pretty spherical golden fruitlets.

The lobed leaves are green in the spring and summer, but take on yellow autumnal tints.

How to grow

We often have Cinderella available as a "top-worked" tree. This means the graft is placed at the top of a short stem, to give a lollipop effect which is particularly attractive for dwarf trees planted in containers.

If planting in a container, make sure you use a reasonably large one - 60L-80L - and fill it with a mix of mainly good topsoil, plus coarse compost, and grit for drainage.

Cinderella is generally easy and reliable to grow, and tolerant of salt spray and urban pollution. It is resistant to most of the diseases which aflict apple trees, and very cold-hardy.

You usually won't need to do any pruning.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Malus Cinderella was developed by Lake County Nursery in Ohio, USA. Its full name is Malus 'Cinzam' Cinderella®.

Cinderella characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGold