Malus Sun Rival crab apple trees

Sun Rival is a good all-round ornamental crab apple. The blossom is pale pink-white and the small fruits are light red in colour.

Sun Rival grows has a semi-weeping habit, with branches often reaching the ground.

Malus Sun Rival crab apple trees for sale

Deliveries every week until the end of February

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock  125cm 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 Sun Rival


    • Gardening skill: Average?
    • Fertility: Self-fertile?
    • Flowering group: 3?
    • Pollinating others: Good?
    • Ploidy: Diploid?
    • Vigour: Average growth?
    • Bearing regularity: Regular?
    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Attractive tree
    • Attractive blossom
    • Attractive fruit
    • Overall disease resistance: Good?
    • Organic / no-spray culture?




    • Temperate climates
    • Planting position: Full sun preferred

    Pollination guide for Malus Sun Rival

    Malus Sun Rival is in flowering group 3. Malus Sun Rival 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 Sun Rival crab apple trees

    Sun Rival has good disease resistance (even by crab apple standards).

    Botanical name

    Malus 'Sun Rival'

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