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These Malus Mokum Fruit Trees are trained as Full Standard trees. Full standard trees have a has single straight trunk with no branches for the first 1.8 metres and a full round crown. If you have a compact space, it’s best to choose this smaller standard form of crab apple tree.
Malus Mokum is a deciduous crab apple tree variety with burgundy foliage and round red crab apples. Left to its own devices, it can geet quite large so this neat standard form suits smaller gardens. Crab apples are native to the majority of Europe and Asia. They are named for the twisted or ‘crabbed’ appearance of the twigs and were a symbol of fertility in the medieval ages.
The cultivar Mokum was bred in Holland and named after the affectionate term for Amsterdam. It has deep-red almost purple foliage that emerges in early spring before the rich pink of its beautiful late spring blossom. The blossom is profuse, sweetly scented, and attracts many different species of pollinator. In summer foliage matures to rich bronze shades and then golden-yellow before falling to reveal numerous round, red crab apples that persist well into winter.
Crab apples are ornamental low-maintenance trees that are beneficial to wildlife. They deserve a space in every garden.
Height And Spread of Malus Mokum Full Standard Standard Crab Apple Mokum will reach a maximum height and spread of 6 metres over 20 years. Prune once per year to maintain the standard shape.
How Hardy Is Malus Mokum Full Standard This crab apple is fully hardy in the UK if its roots are well-drained. It can withstand some drought once established.
How To Use Malus Mokum Full Standard Standard Crab Apple Mokum is a large-sized crab apple tree that suits medium to large gardens. Mokum is an excellent pollinating partner for many apple trees and draws in plenty of pollinators across the spring and summer. It’s a good choice near orchards, vegetable gardens, and for low-maintenance wildlife-friendly spaces. Birds love the cherry-red fruits which can also be made into jam and jellies.
How To Care For Malus Mokum Full Standard Once established, crab apples are low maintenance. Plant Mokum in well-drained soil of any pH in a sunny to partially shady position. Crab apples will thrive in sheltered or exposed positions but produce more blossom and fruit in a sunny, sheltered spot. Water well until established and apply a thick layer of mulch to the roots each year. Regular annual pruning is required to maintain the standard shape in the dormant winter months.