Malus × purpurea 'Neville Copeman'
purple crab apple 'Neville Copeman'
'Neville Copeman' is a spreading deciduous tree with purple young foliage, later purple-flushed green, and light purple flowers followed by orange-red fruits 3cm in length
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Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile soil; will tolerate partial shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- City and courtyard gardens
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