Malus Jelly King ('Mattfru')

crab apple [Jelly King] ( syn. Malus 'Mattfru' )

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This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

A beautiful compact crab apple which is highly productive and as the name suggests, makes superb crab apple jelly. In spring, it produces a mass of large waxy white flowers just as the lush green leaves start to appear. From late summer, these are followed by the large orange-pink fruits which can remain longer than most other crab apples. Ideal for a small garden or growing in a large pot.

  • Garden care:
    When planting your flowering crab, prepare a hole up to three times the diameter of its root system. Fork over the base of the pit in readiness, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the backfill and planting hole. Avoiding frozen and waterlogged soil, trees should be planted out as they arrive. If you've ordered a bare root tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour prior to planting, or if this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily, covering their roots with soil, or potted up. Choose a sheltered spot to protect emerging blossom. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant during the winter months.
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