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Crab Apple Hedging Malus sylvestris

Crab Apple
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Crab Apple Hedging Malus sylvestris

From: 1.49
Crab Apple hedging (also known as Malus sylvestris) is a native deciduous hedging plant. From March to May, you can expect to see beautiful, pink-tinged blossom, emerging from red buds, before it starts to bear fruit in the autumn months.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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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Crab Apple 40/60cm bare root
1.49
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 60/90cm bare root
1.99
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 90/120cm bare root
2.99
3 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 120/150cm bare root
5.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Crab Apple 150/200cm bare root
7.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Crab Apple 30/50cm Cell grown
1.99
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple Cell grown 30/50cm x 50
99.4994.49
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple Cell grown 30/50cm x 100
198.99188.99
5 to 7per metre
Crab Apple 40/60cm 2L pot
8.99
3 to 5per metre
Crab Apple 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
673.99626.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Malus sylvestris Hedge Plant Description

Crab Apple hedging will truly bring your garden to life with its abundance of fruit and flowers. The lovely blossoms have a distinctly summery feel and are very popular with bees. In fact Crab Apples support around 90 different species of insects and birds.

Crab apples are edible and look like miniature yellow-green apples, but unlike other apples, they have a very sour taste, so although you may prefer to not eat them raw, crab apples make delicious jelly. The best time to pick crab apples is after the first frost.

Tolerant of most soil types, Crap Apple hedging plants grow best in sunny or partially shaded conditions. Commonly planted in mixed native hedges, this resilient hedge grows around 20-40cm per year.

Bare root Crab Apple hedging is available from November to late April. When planting these shrubs as bare roots, three plants per square metre is adequate to create a hedge, but five plants is preferable, whilst seven planted in a double staggered row will help to provide a dense hedge at a faster rate. For cell-grown Crab Apple shrubs, which are available all year round, we recommend planting these in a single row with four per metre, or six per metre in a staggered row.

Please note that in accordance with DEFRA regulations, we are unable to dispatch this species to anywhere outside of the UK Mainland.

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. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern and Southern Ireland.)

It's Quick! - Please note current delivery is 3 - 7 working days! (Some trees can be 7-10 days as standard - see product pages for 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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