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Crab Apple HedgeMalus sylvestris

Crab Apple
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Crab Apple HedgeMalus sylvestris

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Crab apple, also known as Malus sylvestris, is a stunning addition to any native hedge. This shrub boasts unique cup-shaped vibrant pink flowers emerging from red buds in spring and delicious crab apples that are ideal for making jelly after the first frost in autumn.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 5m
  • Has Berries
  • Native
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, chalk and clay soils, full sun to semi shaded areas and inland, exposed or coastal sites
  • Growth Rate: Average growing, expect 20-40cm a year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-5m
  • Bare root plants are shown in winter dormancy as a single bare root and a bundle for comparison. Please note if ordering 1 x bare root, this will be a single plant not a bundle unless shown as a multibuy item.

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Planting Density
Crab Apple 40/60cm bare root
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 60/90cm bare root
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 90/120cm bare root
3 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 120/150cm bare root
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Crab Apple 150/200cm bare root
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Crab Apple 30/50cm Cell grown
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple Cell grown 30/50cm x 50
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple Cell grown 30/50cm x 100
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 40/60cm 2L pot
3 to 5per metre
Crab Apple 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Malus sylvestris Hedge Plants Description

Malus sylvestris, more commonly known as Crab apple, flowers from March to May with stunning pink buds and white blossom flushed with a tone of pink, that is much sought after by bees. Malus sylvestris can bring your garden to life, adding a summery feel to it. The fruit grown from this plant look like miniature apples with a yellow-green colour tinged with red. Unlike other apples, crab apples are very sour when eaten raw and contain high pectin content, which makes them ideal for jelly making. Crab apples can also be used to make juice when blended with less astringent apple varieties. The best time to pick crab apples is after frost. Malus Sylvestris is the third most mentioned species used for boundary hedging during the Angle Saxon times and supports 90 different species of insect and birds.

Crab apple hedges plants are native (ex-Scotland and Ireland), deciduous, resilient and works best where there's sun or in partial shade. Hedges Direct has a wide range of native hedging available that can be viewed on our website and purchased online.

The prices shown for the crab apple species are the cost per plant. Planting distances are a matter of choice. However, we recommend for bare roots, three plants per square metre are adequate, five is good, and seven in a double staggered row will provide a dense hedge quicker. As a rule of thumb, smaller plants should be planted at higher density. For cell-grown plants, it's advised to plant these shrubs at four per metre in a single row or ideally, six per metre in a staggered row.

Cell grown plants are available all year round. Bare root hedging is only available from november to late April/early May. You can view our full range of hedge plants here or contact Hedges Direct's expert team on 01257 263 873 or email us at [email protected]

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Crab Apple hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once during the cold days of early spring and again in early winter but make sure that the plant has gone dormant and frosts are not due.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - Please note that due to increased demand, orders will currently be dispatched within 10 - 14 working days. (See our product pages for specific delivery info)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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