Malus 'Pink Glow'

Malus 'Pink Glow'

Crab apple

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Malus 'Pink Glow'
  • Common name: Crab apple
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 4m

Spread: 7m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Fruit

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Crab apples are fantastic ornamental trees, bearing pretty blossom in spring followed by small, ornamental apples that can be used to make jams and jellies. Their autumn foliage is also attractive, providing a good long season of interest.

Malus 'Pink Glow' bears a spectacular display of single, white flowers in spring, followed by larger-than-average dark pink fruits in summer.  It's a perfect size for growing in a small garden and is extremely attractive to wildlife.

Grow Malus 'Pink Glow' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Prune
Prune
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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