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Red Obelisk crab apple trees

Malus
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flower colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Red

Malus 'Red Obelisk' is a medium-size but very upright crab-apple. The young leaves are bronze, turning to dark green. The blossom is white, and the large conical fruits are good for making crab-apple jelly.

Red Obelisk 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.

  • PG11-year 7L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £39.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG22-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £44.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £24.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)

Red Obelisk characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds
  • Food usesCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • VigourSlightly small

Problems

    Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

    Identification

    • Country of originBelgium
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
    • Fruit colourRed
    • Fruit sizeAverage