Malus Admiration crab apple trees

Malus Admiration has perhaps the most exceptional blossom display of any white-flowered crabapple. It flowers late in the season, and is a useful pollinator of late-flowering apple varieties.

The tiny berry-like fruits stay on the tree into December and are a useful food for birds at that time of year.

It is a naturally dwarf tree, and grows with a compact columnar upright habit - ignore the height information on our ordering form, in practice it is unlikely to reach more than 2.5m-3m in height.

Malus Admiration crab apple trees for sale

Deliveries every week until the end of February

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Dwarf rootstock  100cm 24.00

    Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

    *Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

    Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

    Summary features of Malus Admiration


    • Gardening skill: Average?
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fertility: Self-fertile?
    • Flowering group: 3?
    • Pollinating others: Good?
    • Ploidy: Diploid?
    • Vigour: Weak growing?
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent?
    • Attractive blossom
    • Attractive fruit
    • Overall disease resistance: Good?
    • Organic / no-spray culture?



    • Country of origin: United States
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Blossom colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green


    • Planting position: Full sun preferred

    Pollination guide for Malus Admiration

    Malus Admiration is in flowering group 3. Malus Admiration is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

    Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

    How to grow Malus Admiration crab apple trees

    Malus Admiration was developed specifically to be resistant to fireblight, and has good overall disease-resistance to most of the common diseases of apples and crab-apples.

    Historical details

    Malus Admiration was developed in the USA where it is known as Malus Adirondack.

    Botanical name

    Malus 'Admiration'

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