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Profusion crab apple trees

Malus x moerlandsii
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: Crimson
  • Fruit colour: Red - dark
Malus Profusion (also known as Directeur Moerlands) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.

Profusion 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-vigorous rootstock £60.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £36.75
    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.

Malus Profusion Improved, also known as Directeur Moerlands is an ornamental crab apple which makes a compact tree.

As the name suggests, it flowers profusely, with an abundance of crimson pink blossom.

The fruits are dark red and persist on the tree into late autumn, hanging in clusters like cherries. They are popular with birds, and also have some culinary value, although they are very small.

How to grow

Profusion Improved has long whippy branches when young, often with sections of bare wood. In the early spring following the tree's first summer in your garden it might be worth pruning back the main shoots to encourage the tree to bush out.  Send us photos of the tree in late winter and we can advise further.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Profusion Improved, is a development of the original Malus 'Profusion' crossed with Malus moerlandsii. It has more attractive leaves and better disease resistance.

It is named after Carolus Philippus Moerlands, who was Director of the School of Horticulture at Boskoop in the Netherlands in the early 20th century.

Profusion characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originNetherlands
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourCrimson
  • Fruit colourRed - dark