Charlottae Crab Apple, Large Trees

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Misc Edible Fruit / Nuts, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Type Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour, Berries

Malus coronaria v. dasycalyx Charlottae (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £43.00Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£40.00Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£37.00
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



Crab Apple, Charlottae - Standard needs...
  • Tree Guards for Standards and established Trees

    Tree Guard, Heavy Duty

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  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes, Tree Planting

    From £5.76

  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

American Crab Apple - Standard Trees

Charlottae crab apples are also known as the Garland or Sweet crab apple. It is unique in that its flowers and fruit smell distinctly, though not overpoweringly, of violets. This scent gives the tree its common name of Sweet Crab apple: the uncooked fruit themselves are as hard and sour tasting as any other.
Malus coronaria Charlottae can reach a height of about 7-9 metres. Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy wild crab apple saplings here.

Browse our variety of crab apple trees or see our full range of trees.

How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your standard trees will be before we deliver them.

General description:

Charlottae's flowers appear in late May and are plentiful, large and pink. The leaves have a sumptuous autumn colour, with fiery reds and oranges; one of the most outstanding displays of any crab apple.
The green fruit ripen from October and tend to fall easily from the branches, which is handy as they good to cook with. You can hang a net around the tree to make collecting them easier, but bruised fruit are still fine to use. However, Charlottae needs a hot summer to fruit well.

Like any crab apple, Malus Charlottae isn't very fussy about soil types and will do well in heavy clay, as long as it has adequate drainage. It will grow just fine in a shady spot but you will get fewer flowers and fruit.
Crabapple trees make effective pollinators for orchard apple trees.

History & uses

This tree's parent comes from North America and was first brought to Britain in 1724. This particular variety was discovered by chance in 1902, in Illinois. The colourful wood is pink red in the middle, fading to yellow at the edges, and it is quite soft and easy to carve into decorative objects.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

  • *Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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