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Louisa crab apple trees

Malus
Louisa
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Fruit colour: Orange
Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom and small yellow fruitlets.

Louisa 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-dwarf rootstock £71.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £44.00
    Large tree (3m-5m 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.

Louisa is one of the best weeping crabapple varieties, and its attractive sweeping shape makes it a good choice as a small feature tree in a lawn or front-garden.

The blossom is light pink, and the small autumn fruits are yellow.

Our 2-year pot-grown trees are likely to produce blossom in the first spring after planting. We sometimes have "top-worked" forms of this variety, grafted on a clean stem to enhance the cascading effect of the weeping branches.

How to grow

Louisa is one of the most disease-resistant of crab apples for the UK climate. Cropping is light by crab-apple standards.

If you wish to have more control over the height at which the branches start to weep, we sometimes have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety. These can be trained up to about 2m or more using a heavy-duty bamboo cane, giving a bit more height than we usually aim for with our container-grown trees. Don't cut the main stem back at the time of planting (as you normally would with a 1-year bare-root tree).

After a while you may notice the branches grow long enough to start trailing on the ground. If you don't like this you can prune the branches back by about 30cm on a mild day in the winter.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Louisa characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingLight

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Blossom colourPink - light
  • Fruit colourOrange