Crab Apple 'Royalty'Malus

5 Options from £18.99

Hardy Tree
What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
6 Reviews

Unmistakable for its dark mahogany foliage

Deep pink springtime apple blossom is followed by dark red fruits

Perfect for making crab apple jelly

1 bare root crab apple tree £18.99 By The End Of February 2020
1 x 7 litre potted malus tree £29.99 Out of Stock
2 x 7 litre potted malus trees £54.99 Out of Stock
1 x 12 litre potted malus tree £39.99 By The End Of September 2020
2 x 12 litre potted malus trees £69.99 By The End Of September 2020
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews Video
Crab Apple 'Royalty' is decorated with deep pink flowers in spring, followed by bright, red-purple fruits. This variety is a very decorative tree with deep mahogany leaves that transform to bright scarlet in autumn. Crab Apples are self fertile and make good pollinators for orchard apples. Height and spread: 4m (13').

Kitchen Garden, Wildlife Gardens, Low Maintenance Garden, Specimen Plant


Full sun

Up to 300cm (118.1in)

Up to 300cm (118.1in)

Easy for all

A little experience

RHS plants for pollinators

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

1 bare root crab apple tree (14136)
1 x 7 litre potted malus tree (KA2095)
2 x 7 litre potted malus trees (TKA2096)
1 x 12 litre potted malus tree (KA3272)
2 x 12 litre potted malus trees (TKA3273)

Flowering Months Harvest Months
Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water crab apple trees during particularly dry periods. Crab apples require only minimal pruning in late winter or spring, to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth. Crab apple fruits can be harvested from autumn onwards to make delicious crab apple jelly.
Plant crab apple trees in a sheltered, sunny position in any fertile, well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.


Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.


Sign up to our UK newsletters and get 10% off your first order*

* New customers only