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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Crab Apple hedging

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Malus sylvestris hedge plants, or Crab apple, is a wonderful native species that boasts pink flushed, white flowers in late spring and edible, sour fruits in autumn. Crab Apple plants work well as a hedgerow tree or kept to hedge height along with other mixed native species.

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  • Best Features: pink flushed-white flowers, mid green foliage, red flushed-yellowy green fruit
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-4m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, moist-normal soil, sheltered or exposed, coastal or inland
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Crab Apple hedge (Malus sylvestris) description

Crab Apple plants will lift the colour of any garden with its beautifully pink blushed, white flowers along with its red flushed, yellowy green fruits that appear in autumn. Malus sylvestris is loved by many animals so you'€™ll have competition for the edible, sour fruits! Malus sylvestris grows best in full sun-partial shade, moist-normal soil and will withstand exposed or sheltered positions.

Best uses for Crab Apple hedges

Crab Apple plants work well as a hedgerow tree or combined with other mixed natives whilst kept to hedge height.

Combine Malus sylvestris with

Mix your crab apple hedge with other native hedging plants.

Growth rate of Malus sylvestris hedging

Malus sylvestris has an average growth rate of 20-40cm per year. Crab apple is ideal for heights of 1-4m.

Care advice for Crab Apple hedging plants

Crab Apple shrubs simply need a light trim in late winter or early spring. Please view the Best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density

For information on planting density for Malus sylvestris plants, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Crab Apple Hedges are available to purchase year round as Pot Grown and Cell Grown plants. Bare Root Malus sylvestris plants are available for delivery between November-late April/early May and can be pre-ordered from mid-summer.

Overall, our Malus sylvestris hedging plants are mainly UK grown by our experienced nursery staff who have years of growing know-how. On the odd occasion that we source Crab Apple Hedging from outside of the UK, we go to every measure to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we make every effort to provide the freshest crab apple plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst keeping our prices competitive. Rest assured, you can buy Malus sylvestris plants online with total confidence.

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Malus sylvestris hedge plants reviews

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Feedback for Malus sylvestris hedge plants has been compiled from 26 customer reviews

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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Good plant . Good price.
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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I was pleased with the service that I got from Best4hedging however Parcelfarce let you down! I had to re-pot 4 out of the 10 plants that were in one box. They were completely out of their containers and the soil was everywhere
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Helpful and efficient
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Very happy with service. Healthy plants received, some larger than expected.
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Lovely plants
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Very happy
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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As expected
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Nice quick service, value for money JH
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Excellent healthy plants delivered on the day promised. Very good service all round.
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Malus sylvestris hedge plants

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Great service and plant knowledge
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