Spring 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Admiration crab apple trees

Malus halliana
Admiration has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.

Admiration 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 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £54.00
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
    (Patio)
  • PG22-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £54.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
    Please try next season

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £31.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £41.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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.

Malus Admiration is a naturally dwarf crab-apple tree, which grows very slowly with a compact upright habit. 

Although the tree is small it has an exceptional blossom display, which rivals many a flowering cherry. It is also a useful pollinator of late-flowering apple trees.

The tiny crimson berry-like fruitlets are also borne in abundance, and persist on the tree into early December. Their small size makes them popular with birds such as thrushes and blackbirds which can eat them whole.

After 10 years this tree is likely to be around 2.5m or so tall, and perhaps 3m after 20 years. The mature spread at the top of the tree could be up to 1.5m, with a very upright and columnar form.

How to grow

Malus Admiration has good disease resistance, and is particularly resistant to fireblight.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Malus 'Admiration' was developed by Dr Donald Egolf of the US National Arboretum. In the USA it is known as Malus 'Adirondack'.

Admiration characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds

Using

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingHeavy

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Fruit colourRed
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)

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