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Malus Floribunda Pleached Crab Apple Tree is a great ornamental screening choice for compact urban gardens that want to encourage wildlife whilst blocking out the neighbours. It holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit and the Plants for Pollinators title.
This pleached tree is deciduous and native to Japan where it grows wild and has been cultivated for public spaces. It has small green leaves and pretty pale pink flowers with delicate yellow stamens that open from red buds in April. Blossom lasts for several months before maturing into yellow pea-sized fruits that feed birds well into autumn, often surviving frost long after the leaves have fallen. Our pleached trees have long clear stems and the crowns are trained flat on square bamboo supports.
Height And Spread Of Malus Floribunda This is a densely growing Japanese crab apple that will reach a maximum height of ten metres and spread across the same distance. Our pleached version can easily be kept smaller with twice-yearly pruning.
How Hardy Is Malus Floribunda Japanese Crab Apple Trees were introduced to the UK in the 1800s and they have thrived here throughout sub-zero winters. If they are grown in well-drained soil they are able to tolerate freezing winters and resist pests.
How To Use Malus Floribunda Pleached Trees Pretty blossom and scent to all styles of garden. Our Pleached Japanese Crab Apple Tree is an ideal ‘screen on stilts’ that blocks out the neighbours. Pleached trees have been used for hundreds of years in formal gardens but have become popular in small modern gardens as their clear stems leave room in compact spaces and their cubed crowns form a wildlife-attracting contemporary shape. We also have Japanese crab in a full standard version
How To Care For Malus Floribunda Pleached Japanese Crab Apple Trees are hardy, low maintenance trees that grow in the majority of soils if the roots are well-drained. They love chalky soils and a sunny spot but will tolerate part shade as well.To keep the pleached form it will need a twice-yearly trim tying in new stems or removing them if they outgrow the bamboo frame. There is no need to remove the bamboo framework. Water well until established and add a thick layer of mulch to the roots once a year to provide nutrients through the growing season.