Crab Apple Tree 'Butterball' 9L

£29.99 each

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons

Pink-blushed white blossom stud the leaf-canopies of this ornamental apple tree in spring. In early spring the bright pink buds unfurl to reveal the snow-shower of beautiful blossom.

Yellow crab apples follow in autumn which gives your garden yet another season of interest. You can harvest the apples too and reduce to make a delicious jelly to accompany meals and seasonal cheeses.

Some varieties need a pollination partner. Not this, even when grown in isolation this variety produces lots of fruit.

Plant your tree at any time of the year but avoid planting in the height of summer during a drought or when the ground is frozen in mid to late winter. When young water mornings and evening and place a round of mulch at the base of the tree to keep the soil warm or provide some nutrients to the tree. Feed with a high-potash feed when in flower.

Rootstock: MM111

Flowering Group: Self-Fertile

Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4

Age of tree at despatch: 2

Height at full growth: 6m/20ft

Your tree is delivered as a potted specimen with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

Our 9 litres trees are grown, protected and delivered in 'floppy pots' & polybags. The 'floppy pot' can easily be cut down the side with the tree then sliding out neatly into the prepared planting hole. The 'floppy pots' are also recyclable so you can help the environment once the tree has been planted.

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

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Catalogue Number 1070-9406
  • Quantity 1 9L tree
  • Height up to 6m (20ft)
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