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Malus x atrosanguinea ‘Gorgeous’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Grown for its blossom and fruit, Malus x 'Gorgeous' has masses of very large flowers (up to 3cm across) which are pink in bud and open to pure white. In autumn, large numbers of glossy, orange-red fruit appear on the branches. An upright and open tree when young, this starts to spread as it matures with gently weeping branches. The fruit can be cooked to make good crab apple jelly!

Supplied Size: 5L containers (80 - 100 cm tall)

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Malus  x atrosanguinea ‘Gorgeous’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Malus x 'Gorgeous' grows to be a small tree with a densely branching, rounded crown.
Height: 6 m (20 ft).
Spread: 6 m (20 ft).

Notes: Malus x 'Gorgeous' can be pruned to shape in late winter or early spring if required.

Plant Finder: about Malus x atrosanguinea ‘Gorgeous’

Common names

Crab Apple 'Gorgeous'


Malus x atrosanguinea ‘Gorgeous’ (Crab Apple 'Gorgeous'). This crab apple has large white flowers that open from pink buds. Glossy orange-red crab apples are produced in autumn and can be used to make jellies and toffee apples.


They will prefer a cool, moist climate with full sun with fertile, well-drained, loamy soil, you must protect from strong winds. In winter, cut out dead or diseased wood and prune to maintain a balanced branch stem.

Interest and use

Grown for the attractive flowers and edible, ornamental fruit.

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Malus  x atrosanguinea ‘Gorgeous’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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