Malus Royalty crabapple trees are excellent ornamental trees, suitable for a fairly small gardens. Royalty gives you rich, deep colours from spring to autumn. Its glossy, dark, purplish foliage keeps its pigment through the summer, unlike other many crabs that have colourful young leaves. The large, pink-red flowers really benefit from this deeply toned background, creating a very pleasing effect of layered, contrasting colour. The leaves give a great show in autumn, turning scarlet before they fall, revealing the dark red-black fruits which continue to adorn the branches for several more weeks. On top of all that Malus Royalty has a neatly conical, rounded habit. All in all a simply beautiful tree if you need some darker tones in your garden. Ultimately Malus Royalty can reach a height of about 7 metres.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
Depending on girth, 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 trees will be before we deliver them.
History & uses of Malus Royalty
This tree was bred in Saskatchewan in the 1960's by the great Canadian breeder W. L. Kerr. It makes an excellent pollinator in a smaller apple orchard.