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Malus ‘Sun Rival’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A very small umbrella-shaped tree, Malus 'Sun Rival' has arching branches covered with pale pink buds opening to white flowers in spring. In autumn, the branches are covered with masses of eye-catching bright red fruit.

The weeping habit makes Malus 'Sun Rival' very suitable for small gardens with limited space.

Supplied Size: 7.5L containers (125 - 150 cm tall)

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Malus ‘Sun Rival’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Malus ‘Sun Rival’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Malus ‘Sun Rival’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
7.5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Malus 'Sun Rival' grows to be a very small tree with weeping branches.
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Plant Finder: about Malus ‘Sun Rival’


Malus ‘Sun Rival’. A weeping crab apple with cherry-like, bright red fruits and pale pink to white blossom.


Has some resistance to powdery mildew.

Interest and use

Grown for ornamental fruit and flowers. 'Sun Rival's weeping habit and small size lends itself to the smaller garden and for container planting.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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