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Crab Apple tree gift
A lovely tree with lots of white flowers in spring


 
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Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) is a lovely tree with lots of white flowers in spring. In autumn it has green / red fruits which are great for wildlife.

Our Crab Apple tree gift is the perfect present to celebrate love and marriage. They have a long association love and also fertility. Crab apples are referenced in Shakespeare too. Read more ...

What's in the box?

Your tree gift will be approx. 20 - 80cm tall. It comes packaged in a jute drawstring bag, with a gift card containing your personal message and a tree planting guide to show you how to give your tree a healthy start to its life.

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Only £15.99


Product Code: CRAB-APPLE-TREE-GIFT

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Description

Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) is a lovely tree with lots of white flowers in spring. In autumn it has green / red fruits which are great for wildlife.

Crab apple is often seen in hedgerows. It makes a nice specimen tree for a garden though and is a good pollinator for other apples.


Characteristics

Crab Apple can live to up to 100 years. Mature trees grow to around 10m in height. They grow throughout Europe.

The leaves are rounded, glossy and with toothed edges.

Their bark is
grey / purplish brown with flecks and the trees can become quite twisted.

T
he sweetly scented blossom is pollinated by bees and other insects.

T
he fruit is eaten by birds such as blackbirds, thrushes and crows. Mice, foxes and badgers also eat the fruit.


Uses

Crab apples are too sour to eat raw, but they can be made into jams or even wine.

The is valued as a sweet-scented fuel.


Mythology and symbolism

Crab apples have had a long association with love and marriage.

Apparently, if you throw the apple pips into a fire while saying the name of your love, the love is true if the pips explode.

Apple wood was burned by the Celts during fertility rites and festivals.

Shakespeare makes reference to crab apples in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour Lost.


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