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Pink Glow crab apple trees

Malus baccata
Pink Glow is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.

Pink Glow 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 £52.00
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
    (Patio)
  • PG22-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £52.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £31.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

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 'Pink Glow' (also known as Malus 'Dolgo'), is named for its elongated dusky pink fruits, which form in plum-like clusters in September. The fruit is on the larger size for a crab apple, making it easy to use in the kitchen - it is perfect for crab apple jelly and a good source of pectin for other fruit jellies.

The blossom is plain white but borne in profusion early in the apple-blossom season. Pink Glow an excellent pollinator for all early-flowering apple varieties (those in flowering groups 1 and 2).

Our 2-year Pink Glow trees will usually produce blossom in the first spring after planting.

How to grow

'Pink Glow' is easy to grow, largely disease-free. It originates from Russia and is exceptionally cold-hardy. It is popular with growers in Alaska where winter temperatures below -30C are not unusual, and is sometimes used as a cold-hardy rootstock for other less hardy varieties.

It is one of the better crab-apples for growing in patio-containers.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Malus 'Pink Glow' is also widely known as Malus 'Dolgo'. It is a member of the species Malus baccata, also known as the Siberian crab, but the fruitlets are considerably larger. It was discovered in the Imperial Botanical Gardens at St. Petersburg, Russia, at the end of the 19th century by American plant explorer N.E. Hansen. It was trialled by him at the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station, where its excellent cold-hardiness was quickly recognised. He named it Malus 'Dolgo' in 1917.

Pink Glow characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeAttractive to birdsRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originRussiaUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899

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