Malus x robusta 'Dolgo'
crab apple (syn Pink Glow )
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- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: rounded, pink fruits
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This is the tree to buy if you dont just grow crab-apples for their late spring flowers, as the larger than average fruits of 'Pink Glow' appear earlier than most, and are one of the best for making jellies and jams. That is not to say that the prolific display the simple white flowers provide is anything less than fabulous. This round-headed tree, grows to a manageable size, so it can be grown in smaller gardens, and because of its two main seasons of interest, it makes an excellent specimen.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Removed dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant.
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Q:Would this be suitable for planting against a wall and pruning into a hedge shape?Asked on 26/2/2017 by Amanda from Surrey
These are currently shaped as feathered trees, so while the branches could be tied onto a frame, they would not make a natural espalier. If that is the effect you are trying to create, then you would be better trying to find one that has been trained in that way from an early age. As for hedging, I would say that they would not be suitable.Answered on 28/2/2017 by Helen from crocus
Q:How tall is the tree currently? Is it a half-standard?Asked on 17/4/2015 by Meg from United Kingdom
This is a feathered tree that will be around 1.5m tall at present.Answered on 21/4/2015 by Helen from crocus
Q:When is the best time to plant a crab apple tree ?Asked on 20/3/2014 by Messy from Preesall Lancashire
As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise.
This Malus is fully hardy and comes in a 12lt pot, so now is an ideal time to plant it.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 24/3/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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