Crab Apple Hedging Plants – Malus sylvesteris

Flowering and fruiting hedging plant ideal for mixing into native hedgerows. Can also be grown as flowering and fruiting tree.

Sapling Plants are 2-3ft tall, NOT suitable for ACRES.

 

Additional information

Tree Sizes

5-6ft, 7-8ft, 2-3ft Whips

1.7025.00

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Adam Richards
Adam Richards
2023-11-16
These guys are the best. Super prossesional & 100% personable. Caitriona & Robert helped me plan my hedging, offered advice and delivered swiftly. Thank you.
Gary Dully
Gary Dully
2023-11-11
Highly recommend. Beautiful healthy thriving tree and hedges delivered and no issues, very fast delivery and great to deal with. 10/10. Top marks.
Gareth Wills
Gareth Wills
2023-11-11
Excellent. Great quality and very helpful.
Matthew Kehoe
Matthew Kehoe
2023-11-07
Couldn’t recommend and rate Cullen Nurseries more highly! They supplied excellent specimen shrubs and looked after all planting at a very competitive rate, not to mention a very speedy turn around. A super family run Irish business! Thanks Caitriona & Rob. M
Evelyn Potts
Evelyn Potts
2023-10-28
Catriona and Rob were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional. Got lovely plants….delivered to the door…..extremely happy customer…..thank you.
Dave McGee
Dave McGee
2023-10-12
Very quick & lovely plants,great service
Jennifer Sharkey
Jennifer Sharkey
2023-09-28
So happy to have chosen Cullen Nurseries to supply, plant and fertilize our new Red Robin hedge. Great customer service from Caitriona and really pleased with the very professional job Rob & his colleague did planting them. Pics don't do them justice - this was the day they were planted - 61 x 2l Red Robins - really healthy looking plants. Delighted and looking forward to seeing them grow over the years. Thank you!
Mary Belton
Mary Belton
2023-09-28
Caitriona and Rob provided lovely strong trees and delivery was very smooth. I will be back to buy bare root hedging when available!
Ronan Doyle
Ronan Doyle
2023-09-18
Really helpful. Great selection.

Delivery Information

We deliver to Ireland and Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver your product ourselves but sometimes we use couriers to make sure get your order to you as quickly as we can.

Please keep in mind that we will be lifting your plants to order, so please be patient, it can take between 14 and 21 days to process orders and ship your plants. We want you to get your product as fresh as possible. Our plants are delivered in lined bags to protect them during transport.

We will contact you by phone a day or 2 before a planned delivery to arrange a time. Please make sure to include your phone number when ordering!

We offer free delivery on orders of €300 and over.

Cullen's Returns & Refunds

We make every effort to ensure you get your plants in the best possible condition. If there is is a problem with the condition of the plants on arrival please:

  • If possible note the damage on the delivery docket when your order arrives
  • Photograph any issues
  • Contact us ASAP and within 3 days of receiving your order, so we can arrange a replacement to be sent or for a refund to be issued.


We stand over the quality of our plants. Please be mindful of the fact that our plants are bare-root plants and will not look the same in Winter as they do in Spring and Summer.

Also, we cannot be responsible for inadequate aftercare of plants such as incorrect planting, weather conditions – drought or frost, wildlife damage, or improper maintenance.

If you are unsure of how to plant or care for your plants, please contact us and we will help.

Description

Properties of Crab Apple Plants – Malus sylvesteris

  • Crab Apple Hedging Plants are very popular fruiting hedging plant included in native hedgerows in Ireland.
  • They are planted in native hedges, usually mixed with Whitethorn HedgingHazelHolly and Guelder Rose.
  • They are a slow growing small tree with Leaves that are oval shaped structure and fade to yellow in Autumn before dropping off. Flowers are often white-pinkish and appear in May. Fruits appear in early Autumn and the apples are mostly green yellow with a reddish glow.,
  • Fruits are rich in Vitamin C but sour to the taste and are more often used in jams,
  • The flowers are a great source of nectar for pollinating bees and the fallen apples a food source for ground mammals.
  • They are hardy in cold weather and require very little pruning.
  • However, if a late frost comes and damages the flowers, it might mean there will be no fruits present later in the year.

Benefits of Crab Apple Plants to Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Planting Crab Apples, be it as trees or mixed through native hedging, is a fantastic way of helping the environment and encouraging biodiversity in your garden. It can provide food and shelter for so many life forms, from birds and mammals, through to lots of different species of insects throughout the entire year. The greenish white flowers of Summer are a vital food source for pollinators, and the resulting apples, a valuable food source for birds and mammals. When planted mixed into a native hedge they make an attractive aesthetic in the rural surroundings all year round. They are on the list of approved species for the REAP Scheme, a Government-funded pilot programme to encourage planting for biodiversity.

How & When to Plant your Crab Apple Plants – Malus sylvesteris

  • When planting a native mixed hedge, plants can be planted 3 or 4 plants per metre in a single row or at a frequency of 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row. Crab apple plants can be planted at pre-determined intervals as per your needs or requirements.
  • Pants are usually 2-3ft in height. Once the crab apple plants have been planted, and if the area is maintained clean and free from weeds, the plants can be pruned down to 12 inches in height. This will encourage business in the plants. The area must be kept clean and free from weeds though, as weeds will be competition for the nutrients in the ground. Once growth in the Spring comes, the plant will begin growing and produce a thick, bushy hedge.
  • When planting bare root crab apple plants, it is best to break up the soil really well and loose.
  • Dig the hole and place the tree with the roots exposed in the hole.
  • Be careful not to damage the Roots.
  • Place the plant in the hole up to the collar of the tree.
  • Shovel back in the loosed soil and firm the plant in place by walking in the plant.
  • A good guide to follow is to have the soil loose enough for the water to get in, but not loose enough for the air to get in.
  • To view a video of how to plant a bare root plant, Click here

Aftercare for your Crab Apple Hedging Plants.

If crab apple plants are mixed into a native hedge along with Whitethorn, Guelder Rose, Hazel and even Spindle, the area around the plants should be kept clean and free from weeds until the hedge is established.

Type: Fast Growing
Soil: Preferably lime, tolerates damp.
Status: Hardy in cold weather.
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: Pink fruits in Autumn.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

5-6ft, 7-8ft, 2-3ft Whips

Properties of Crab Apple Plants – Malus sylvesteris

  • Crab Apple Hedging Plants are very popular fruiting hedging plant included in native hedgerows in Ireland.
  • They are planted in native hedges, usually mixed with Whitethorn HedgingHazelHolly and Guelder Rose.
  • They are a slow growing small tree with Leaves that are oval shaped structure and fade to yellow in Autumn before dropping off. Flowers are often white-pinkish and appear in May. Fruits appear in early Autumn and the apples are mostly green yellow with a reddish glow.,
  • Fruits are rich in Vitamin C but sour to the taste and are more often used in jams,
  • The flowers are a great source of nectar for pollinating bees and the fallen apples a food source for ground mammals.
  • They are hardy in cold weather and require very little pruning.
  • However, if a late frost comes and damages the flowers, it might mean there will be no fruits present later in the year.

Benefits of Crab Apple Plants to Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Planting Crab Apples, be it as trees or mixed through native hedging, is a fantastic way of helping the environment and encouraging biodiversity in your garden. It can provide food and shelter for so many life forms, from birds and mammals, through to lots of different species of insects throughout the entire year. The greenish white flowers of Summer are a vital food source for pollinators, and the resulting apples, a valuable food source for birds and mammals. When planted mixed into a native hedge they make an attractive aesthetic in the rural surroundings all year round. They are on the list of approved species for the REAP Scheme, a Government-funded pilot programme to encourage planting for biodiversity.

How & When to Plant your Crab Apple Plants – Malus sylvesteris

  • When planting a native mixed hedge, plants can be planted 3 or 4 plants per metre in a single row or at a frequency of 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row. Crab apple plants can be planted at pre-determined intervals as per your needs or requirements.
  • Pants are usually 2-3ft in height. Once the crab apple plants have been planted, and if the area is maintained clean and free from weeds, the plants can be pruned down to 12 inches in height. This will encourage business in the plants. The area must be kept clean and free from weeds though, as weeds will be competition for the nutrients in the ground. Once growth in the Spring comes, the plant will begin growing and produce a thick, bushy hedge.
  • When planting bare root crab apple plants, it is best to break up the soil really well and loose.
  • Dig the hole and place the tree with the roots exposed in the hole.
  • Be careful not to damage the Roots.
  • Place the plant in the hole up to the collar of the tree.
  • Shovel back in the loosed soil and firm the plant in place by walking in the plant.
  • A good guide to follow is to have the soil loose enough for the water to get in, but not loose enough for the air to get in.
  • To view a video of how to plant a bare root plant, Click here

Aftercare for your Crab Apple Hedging Plants.

If crab apple plants are mixed into a native hedge along with Whitethorn, Guelder Rose, Hazel and even Spindle, the area around the plants should be kept clean and free from weeds until the hedge is established.

Type: Fast Growing
Soil: Preferably lime, tolerates damp.
Status: Hardy in cold weather.
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: Pink fruits in Autumn.