Our favourite of the red crab apples, Malus ‘Rudolph’ was developed in the 1950’s. This stunning small tree has a beautiful display of deep rose-pink flowers which appear in late spring. After the flowers, the foliage emerges a copper-red colour and turns bronze-green over summer. Autumn brings the small elongated red fruits and the foliage turns clear yellow.
This pretty little crab apple is a perfect choice for colour and year-round interest for a small garden or a small avenue. Columnar like as a young tree, the crown becomes rounder as it matures.
Malus ‘Rudolph’ works well in the same planting scheme as Malus ‘Evereste’, as their features complement one another.
Extremely resistant to pests and diseases but we do recommend rabbit guards for areas where deer and rabbits are an issue.
This tree is wildlife friendly.
Mature height: 3-7m