• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Malus 'Royal Beauty'

Apple 'Royal Beauty'

Apple 'Royal Beauty'

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  • Other common names Apple 'Royal Beauty'

  • Genus Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Species 'Royal Beauty' is a small weeping tree with red-purple young leaves becoming purplish-green in the summer; single, deep reddish-purple flowers 5cm wide in late spring are followed by small, ovoid dark red fruits

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Pendulous_Weeping#Pendulous/Weeping

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Loam

  • pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. It will tolerate partial shade, however purple leaved cultivars such as this one are is best grown in full sun for good leaf colour to develop

Propagation Propagate by budding in late summer. Grafting can be carried out in midwinter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite and caterpillars may be a problem

Diseases May be affected by apple scab, apple canker and powdery mildews

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