Crab Apple Malus Profusion - Tree
Invest in ornamental apple tree Malus ‘Profusion’ for your bird- and bee-friendly garden. The tree is a natural food-supply to provide for...Read More
Invest in ornamental apple tree Malus ‘Profusion’ for your bird- and bee-friendly garden. The tree is a natural food-supply to provide for wildlife all year round!
In spring your Malus ‘Profusion’ tree will put out lots of fat bursting buds before revealing leaves and flowers later in spring. Handsome bullfinches will appreciate some of the fat bursting buds.
Once in flower ‘Profusion’ will attract pollinating insects such as bees, lacewings and hoverflies. This will help to increase the bio-diversity in your garden, promoting lots of wildlife to thrive.
Flowers are followed by purple fruits in autumn which are popular with birds such as blackbirds and other members of the thrush family including winter visitors like fieldfares. In winter much of the fruit remains on the tree, and is appreciated as a supplementary food source for blue tits, great tits and a variety of finches.
In winter the bare branches form convenient roosting places for flocking birds such as long-tailed tits and make ideal perches for nocturnal birds like tawny owls..
How to plant your tree
This bare-root variety arrives to you as a bare-root plant fully-labelled with its roots surrounded by a polythene bag to give the roots a good, humid environment.
There should be some healthy roots which will develop strongly in the ground over winter. The stems are bare on arrival- this is perfectly fine- and will start to grow and develop leaves in spring the following year when the weather warm up.
Bare-root plants are perfect for you to plant in the ground or in containers anytime from autumn to spring. The head of leaves and stems will burst into leaf and flower from next spring, and a good root network which will establish in the ground over winter.
Remove the polythene bag and water the root area of your bare-root plant on arrival. Try to plant straight away but if this is not possible your plant will survive up to two or three days with its roots buried in some loose moist soil. Keep out of direct-sun.
Once planted in rich, moist soil provide a thick layer of compost on the surface around the plant will keep the soil area warm and the roots stimulated for over winter.
Eventual height: 6m (20ft)
Supplied as bare-root plant
Delivery from early November to early April