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Crab Apple Tree

Crab Apple Tree (Sylvestris)

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RRP: 13.99
Price: 11.99
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Crab Apple Tree - Description

  • Crab Apple Tree
  • AKA CrabApple Tree
  • Malus Sylvestris
  • Native Irish Apple
  • Type: Crab
  • Form: Bare Root (Not Potted)
  • Plant Size
    • Height: 4-5ft (125 - 150cm)
    • Girth: 10cm
  • Spacing Distance: 3m Apart

Delivery - Important Note - Please Read

  • We can only deliver orders of this product by Fastway couriers
  • Please do not choose DPD as your courier for orders containing this item

Crab Apple Tree - Characteristics

  • Produces small sour apples
  • Mature size: 8m tall & 5m wide, with a tall arching habit
  • Deciduous tree - they loose their leaves in Winter
  • Foliage: Ovate in shape, green in Summer turning red & maroon in Autumn
  • Moderate growth rate
  • Flower: Spring flowering with pinky white blooms, approx. 3cm in diameter
  • Fruits: Apples develop in late Summer

Crab Apple Tree - Uses

  • Used to pollinate eating apples
  • Crab apples have a very high pectin content, acidity & intense flavour
  • This makes crab apples ideal for setting jams & jellies
  • They can also be used to make fruit liqueurs
  • Use in native planting schemes
  • Add to hedgerows
  • Plant to attract song birds
  • Can be grown for it's ornamental flowering

Crab Apple Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Plant the moment they arrive
  • Bare root trees can only be planted in the dormant season
  • Avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen

Positioning Trees

  • Apples require full sun
  • Avoid shaded locations
  • Avoid frost pockets & exposed sites
  • South east facing slope is most ideal - avoid north facing slopes
  • Fill planting hole with manure prior to planting
  • When planting - hold plants at ground level & back fill the top soil
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants

After Care

  • Water bare roots plants regularly until plants establish
  • Water before & after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential - especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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