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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Crab Apple (Malus)

Crab Apple (Malus)

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Crab Apple (Malus) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Deciduous tree with many varieties producing blossom coloured from white through to pink. Fruit can hang on the tree until some time after leaves have fallen.

STYLE : Suitable for informal upright, slanting, semi-cascade, twin-trunk, and clump.

WARNING : Crab Apple prefers deeper pot than normal.

Care Info

LOCATION : Prefers full sun throughout the year.  Tolerates great heat, frost and wind.

REPOT : Every 1-2 years in a deeper than normal pot.

SOIL : Free draining soil 30:70 grit:organic. The addition of some clay based loam is also beneficial. pH 6.0-7.5.

PRUNE : Prune branches in autumn. Trim to shape after flowering, then allow unhindered growth.

PINCH : Cut all newshoots back to 2 to 3 buds in mid/late summer.

WATER : Water well in growing season, particularly during fruit formation. Spray regularly with cold water.

FEED : Balanced feed in spring, after flowwering. Low nitrogen in summer. Nitrogen free in autumn.

WARNING : Crab Apple prefers deeper pot than normal.

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