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Malus Toringo Scarlett or Crab Apple Scarlett Malus Scarlett is a gorgeous small deciduous fruit tree best known for its colourful foliage and lovely spring flowers. Scarlett is one of the best bronze-leaved ornamental crab-apple varieties. The leaves emerge purple in the spring, and the young foliage beautifully complements the rich pink, scented blossom. The aroma of the small 5-petal flowers, borne in masses on the tree’s arching branches, attracts pollinators so much it earned Crab Apple Scarlett the RHS Perfect for Pollinators badge. As the spring passes, the flowers turn to small purple fruit that will persist on the tree for seasons to come.
While it is undeniable that Malus Scarlet is stunning in the spring, its autumn colours do not disappoint, either. The foliage changes from the usual green to vibrant hues of orange and red. Malus Toringo Scarlett retains its foliage much longer than other varieties, so the vivid leaves will offer interest well into November.
Height and Spread of Malus Toringo Scarlett Grown as a compact deciduous tree or a spreading shrub, Crab Apple Scarlett is an excellent choice of tree for small gardens. Its expected ultimate size is 1.5 to 2.5 metres in height with a spread of 2.5 to 4 metres.
How Hardy is Malus Toringo Scarlett Malus Scarlett is fully hardy in all of the United Kingdom - not even extreme winter temperatures will not bother this cultivar. In fact, the performance of Malus Toringo Scarlett in our climate and conditions is so impressive it was awarded the coveted Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
How To Use Malus Toringo Scarlett Offering multiple seasons of interest in the garden, Malus Toringo Scarlett lends itself well to central roles in the landscape. It is ideally suited to be a focus of interest in a small garden, where its springtime blossoms and colourful autumn foliage will look highly-decorative and particularly striking. Alternatively, you can opt to grow Crab Apple Scarlett as a large shrub in a mixed shrub border, paired with evergreen cultivars for contrast.
How To Care For Malus Toringo Scarlett Malus Toringo Scarlett is a robust, versatile cultivar. This small deciduous tree does best in moderately fertile soil in a sunny position, although it can tolerate some partial shade. A hardy tree, it will not require sheltering in the winder.