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Malus baccata crab apple trees

Malus baccata
Malus baccata is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
The Siberian crab-apple, noted for its exceptional cold-hardiness, disease-resistance, attractive blossom and clusters of cherry-like fruitlets in autumn,

Malus baccata crab apple trees for sale

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.

Malus baccata is also known as the Siberian crab. It makes an excellent choice if you want a hardy garden tree for a difficult situation.

In spring the tree produces a fine show of fragrant white blossom in great profusion. In autumn clusters of small red / orange fruitlets are borne.

History

Malus baccata is native to northern Asia, a region with exceptionally cold winters and often hot summers. 

Its excellent cold-hardiness and general disease-resistance have made Malus baccata a popular starting point in apple and crab-apple breeding programmes. It is also used as a rootstock by apple growers in colder zones - it does not have much dwarfing effect on the scion variety, but it does make it more likely to survive harsh winters.

Malus baccata characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originRussia
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red