Summer 2024Pre-orders are now open. Deliveries will begin again in September for pot grown trees and December for bare-rooted or mixed tree orders.
Orange Pippin Trees UK logo

Malus floribunda crab apple trees

Malus floribunda has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritMalus floribunda is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Red
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.

Malus floribunda 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 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £44.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £44.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

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.

Also known as the Japanese Crab, Malus floribunda is a species of crab-apple which produces a very attractive spreading tree.

The blossom is pink/white and, as the Latin name suggests, particularly abundant. Flowering is relatively early in the blossom season.

The yellow fruits are also borne in considerable quantities, and although not as dramatic as the spring blossom display, are a useful resource for birds.

History

Malus floribunda originates from Japan and was brought to the west in the mid 19th century, a period when European and American plant enthusiasts first became aware of the huge diversity of flowering trees to be found in east Asia.

This species has been used in a number of breeding programmes to produce more disease-resistant apple varieties, on account of its good resistance to the apple disease scab.

Malus floribunda characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow / Red
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)