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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
crab apple 'Wisley Crab'
Pyrus malus 'Wisley Crab' Malus 'Wisley'
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
'Wisley Crab' is a rounded, deciduoustree with oval leaves up to 10cm long, bronze-red at first, turning dark green. Lightly fragrant, dark purple-red flowers appear in late spring followed by large, conical, dark red fruit 7cm long
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or North-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a sunny position, though partial shade is tolerated
Propagate by chip budding in late summer. Grafting can be carried out in midwinter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite and caterpillars may be a problem
May be affected by apple scab, apple canker, fireblight, powdery mildews and honey fungus
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