Malus Laura crab apple trees

Laura is a modern dwarf crabapple variety with large persistent fruitlets which are good for making crab-apple jelly.

The blossom is dusky pink, and the young leaves are bronze, turning green later.

Malus Laura crab apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock  80cm 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 Laura

    Growing

    • Gardening skill: Average?
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fertility: Self-fertile?
    • Flowering group: 2?
    • Pollinating others: Good?
    • Ploidy: Diploid?
    • Vigour: Weak growing?
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Attractive blossom
    • Attractive fruit
    • Overall disease resistance: Average?

    Uses

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Crimson
    • Blossom colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze

    Climate

    • Planting position: Full sun preferred

    Pollination guide for Malus Laura

    Malus Laura is in flowering group 2. Malus Laura 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 Laura crab apple trees

    Note that Laura is a naturally dwarf crab apple variety and the mature height will usually be smaller than the dimensions advertised in our ordering section.

    Typical yield in good conditions from a mature tree will be around 2kg of crab apples.

    Historical details

    Laura was developed in the UK by Hugh Ermen, who also raised a number of successful garden apple varieties such as Scrumptious.

    Botanical name

    Malus 'Laura'