Colours and scent Flowers: Pink Fruit: Red Leaf: Green Stem: Variegated leaf: No Scent: No
Size and shape Height: 6.00m Height at 10yrs: 3.00m Spread: 4.00m Spread at 10yrs: 2.00m Shape: Round
Evergreen, Seasons of interest... Blooms/foliage interest in: Spring, Autumn Evergreen: No, deciduous
Malus x atrosanguinea 'Gorgeous' Apple 'Gorgeous', Crab apple, Crab apple, Cramine crabapple
Plant Names... Botanical name: Malus x atrosanguinea 'Gorgeous' Common name: Apple 'Gorgeous', Crab apple, Crab apple, Cramine crabapple Also known as: Malus 'Gorgeous'
Plant Type... Plant botanical type: Tree
Use For... Architectural, Bee attraction, Bird attraction
Description... This small tree has arching branches and quite large, dark-green, shiny leaves. There are large flowers, around 3cm (1in) across, soft pink when they open, whitening with age, which appear at the end of April or May. The tree fruits profusely, producing crab apples that are about 2.5cm (1in) across and coloured a good bright-red.
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Malus x atrosanguinea 'Gorgeous'
Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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