Liset Crab Apple, Trees

General Info Edible Fruit / Nuts, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Pink (Dark), Purple
Type Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Berries
Flowering Apr, May

Malus × moerlandsii Liset

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
Half Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £45.80Out of Stock£41.65Out of Stock£39.15
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £74.95Out of Stock £62.45Out of Stock £58.30
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



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

    Tree Guard, Heavy Duty

    From £4.02

  • 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

Malus × moerlandsii Liset: Bareroot Liset Crab Apple Trees in Standard Sizes

Liset's display begins with bright, strawberry red buds, which are slowly covered up by the young foliage in spring, which is a rich purple colour that becomes greener as it matures but never fully disappears, providing a good backdrop to the flowers. These are the stars of the show, with luminous red-pink petals that swarm all over the tree, second only to a cherry blossom in sheer weight of beautiful flowers. It is often mistaken for a flowering cherry at a distance, and her crab apples are also a bit cherry like: shiny, very dark red fruit about 1.5cm across. They finish off this tree's long season of interest, hanging on longer than the leaves and decorating the branches as winter closes in. Some can cling on into the new year, unless the birds take them.

Lisette can grow to 8 metres if unmanaged, but 6 metres is more likely, and she has a dense, compact growth habit that responds well to pruning into an open, rounded form. Half standards will reach approximately 4 metres.

Browse our variety of crabapple trees or see our full range of ornamental garden trees.

Delivery season: Crab apple trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: 6m
  • Soil: Any well drained
  • Use: Specimen, small garden, urban
  • Colour: Striking red-pink flowers in April-May
  • Dark red-purple, small, decorative fruit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Liset Crab Apples

She is a hungry feeder and needs a rich, moist soil with a good amount of sun to thrive. Tolerant of pollution.

Mature trees tend to develop temporary cracks on their bark, especially in years with good summers. These are normal, and heal the same year that they form, but they do make the tree quite susceptible to scab in the warmer, more humid parts of the East and South of England and Wales.

Did You Know?

This tree was bred in Holland in the early 1950's from Profusion by Simon Doorenbos (1891-1980), who also bred the Snow Queen birch.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*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 November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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