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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Rudolph crab apple trees

  • Blossom colour: Pink
  • Fruit colour: Orange
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
Malus Rudoph features very large single deep pink flowers, and small orange fruits.

Rudolph 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 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £44.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £44.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

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 'Rudolph' has perhaps the largest flowers of any crab-apple, they can be up to 5cm across, and are an intense dark pink colour.

In contrast the fruits are small and berry-like, and an attractive orange colour, and they will persist on the tree well into late autumn, gradually turning darker.

The leaves are bronze/purple when young.

How to grow

Like many of the bronze or purple-leaved crab-apples, Malus Rudolph is susceptible to fireblight, although this is not usually an issue for UK growers.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Malus Rudolph was developed in Canada, and is related to Malus 'Niedzwetzkyana', from which it inherits the purple-tints in its leaves, blossom, and fruits.

Rudolph characteristics


  • Picking seasonVery late


  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Blossom colourPink
  • Fruit colourOrangeOrange / RedYellow / Orange