Crab Apple ‘Malus sylvestris’ – Bare Root

Associated with love and marriage, the crab apple is a beautiful tree that will provide gorgeous blossoms every spring. Much loved by wildlife, it provides nectar, fruit and leaves that benefit a variety of animals.   It is also a host tree to the parasitic mistletoe! They can live for up to 100 years and can grow to 10m in height once matured. Purchase this as part of a pack of 10, 50 or 100 bare root trees. All specimens will be 2 year old plants, around 60-80cm tall. 60cm spiral guards and 90cm bamboo canes are recommended for each plants to protect from rabbit damage. Can be planted as individual trees or used to create wildlife friendly hedging.

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If using as a hedge: All species in a wildlife hedge can be cut back or “Coppiced” without harm. In the 1st year after establishment the hedge can be cut back to stimulate growth of the hedge from the base thereafter cut every 2-3 years. If the weather is unsuitable for planting or receiving the hedging, dig a hole and bury the roots of the bunched plants, they can be held like that till planting. After planting it is advantageous to mulch the hedge with lawn mowing or leaf mould to suppress weeds and also be done with plastic or carpet cuts and covered with soil.

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