Rudolph Purple 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
Colour Purple
Type Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour, Berries

Malus 'Rudolph' (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£83.30Available to order - delivery from November£79.15Available to order - delivery from November£74.95
Half Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£45.80Available to order - delivery from November£41.65Available to order - delivery from November£39.15
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£58.30Available to order - delivery from November£54.15Available to order - delivery from November£49.95
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

Please select the size and quantity of Bareroot trees you would like


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Malus Rudolph Standard Trees

Malus Rudolph crabapple trees have great purple-red young leaves and superb autumn colour. The purple crabs are large (for a crabapple) and good for cooking with. They are quite small, upright trees that will squeeze into most small gardens.
Browse our variety of crab apple trees or see our full range of ornamental garden trees.

Rudolph can reach a height of about 6 metres for a standard tree, and approximately 4 metres tall for a half standard. Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy wild crabapple saplings here.

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 trees will be before we deliver them.

If you want to inject some purple, red and pink tones into your garden, Rudolph is sure to satisfy. The leaves, which are borne on red stalks, are purple-red in spring, green with a dark purple blush in summer and a fabulous purple-gold in autumn. The profuse flowers are purple-pink; simply stunning at their peak in late spring. The dark purple fruit is a good size and can be used for cooking, making jelly or pressing for juice to add to a cider mixture. If you don't pick them, they will stay in the tree well into winter, unless the squirrels and birds snatch them.
Most crab apple trees make effective pollinators for orchard apple trees.

Did You Know? 

Rudolph was bred in Canada and released in 1954 by Frank. L. Skinner.

  • 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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