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Malus ‘Sun Rival’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourPale pink, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green, yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

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

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Europe, USA and Asia

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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Needs

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

Cultivation

Has some resistance to powdery mildew.

Propagation

You can propagate by budding in late summer or by grafting in mid-winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, caterpillars, apple scab, honey fungus, apple canker, fireblight and mildews.

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