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.
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Coralburst® crab apple trees

  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: Pink - dark
  • Fruit colour: Bronze
Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple with a superb blossom display and small persistent yellow-orange fruitlets.

Coralburst crab apple trees for sale


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 £71.50
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)

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 'Coralburst' is a dwarf crab-apple with an upright-spreading form. The main feature of interest is the intense coral-pink fringed white blossom in spring, borne in profusion. Unusually for a crab-apple, these are "semi-double" flowers, with more petals than most crab-apple varieties, creating a dense floral display.

The small fruitlets are yellow/bronze in colour, sometimes russeted, and they remain ("persist") on the tree into late autumn.

Malus 'Coralburst' makes an attractive small garden feature, and is also a good choice for growing in a large patio container. If grown in open ground it is likely to reach a maximum height of less than 2.5m.

How to grow

Coralburst is a slow-growing dwarf crab-apple, making it a good choice for small spaces.

Although most crab-apples make good pollinators for apple trees, Coralburst is an exception - its semi-double flowers do not produce compatible pollen.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Malus 'Coralburst' was developed by the Cole Nursery of Ohio, USA and released in 1970. It was originally known as 'Coralcole', reflecting the name of the nursery and and the coral colour of the blossom.

Malus 'Coralburst' is unusual in having 8 sets of chromosomes - most apple varieties (and humans) have just 2 sets. It is thought this confers better disease resistance as well as perhaps contributing to the intensity of the blossom.

Coralburst characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor


  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood


  • Disease resistanceGood


  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Blossom colourPink - dark
  • Fruit colourBronze