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Professor Sprenger' Crabapple Tree

Perfect for Pollinators

The Highlights

    • White blossom unfurls from deep pink buds in spring
    • Vibrant green summer leaves turn a rich golden yellow in autumn
    • Small, red-orange crab apples appear in autumn, staying until winter
    • Makes outstanding jams and jellies due to the fruit's high pectin content
    • Grow as a focal point in a lawn, as part of a hedge or in wildlife gardens
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators designation

Professor Sprenger' Crabapple Tree

Perfect for Pollinators
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The Highlights

    • White blossom unfurls from deep pink buds in spring
    • Vibrant green summer leaves turn a rich golden yellow in autumn
    • Small, red-orange crab apples appear in autumn, staying until winter
    • Makes outstanding jams and jellies due to the fruit's high pectin content
    • Grow as a focal point in a lawn, as part of a hedge or in wildlife gardens
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators designation

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

9L Eco Pot
This tree is supplied in a 9L Poly-Pot, which is approx D15 x H30cm. Poly-Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.

Height on arrival:

120-150cm inc. pot
Your tree will arrive at a height of approx 1.5m

Eventual height:

5-6m

Eventual spread:

4-6m
Reaches a spread of approx 4-6m

Time to first crop:

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
This tree is fully hardy, meaning it will survive under any condition including the occasional snowy winters in the UK

Self fertile:

Self fertile

Uses:

Jams, jellies and cider

Rootstock:

Spacing:

4m
Space 4m apart

Care Guide

Average pest and disease resistance

May need protection from aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite and caterpillars. It could also be affected by apple scab, apple cranker and powdery mildews. Be cautious of fire blight.

A little watering when new

When newly planted, the trees would love a little watering at least once a month for the initial couple of months. Afterwards keep moist but well drained.

Full sun to partial shade

This Crabapple tree loves full sun or partial shade in a sheltered location. Choosing a spot away from strong winds will allow all the tree's resources to go towards growing blossom and protecting its display.

Most fertile, well-drained soils

This tree will flourish in any moderately fertile, moist and well drained soil except for chalk.

Feed when first planted

After planting your tree add some fertiliser and cover with mulch to ensure all the water and nutrients get to the roots. Over time, replace the mulch and feed the tree with slow release fertiliser annually to help the plant maintain its growth and create a beautiful display of blossom. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png?v=1613300718

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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