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Malus 'Royal Beauty'

apple 'Royal Beauty'

'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

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Red Red Purple
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Red
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Pendulous weeping
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

Name status

Unresolved

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 chip budding in late summer. Grafting can be carried out in midwinter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
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, blossom wilt, honey fungus and powdery mildews

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