Aldenhamensis Crabapple (Malus x purpurea aldenhamensis)

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M. purpurea 'Aldenhamensis' originated as a chance seedling in 1920 in the garden of the Hon. Vicary Gibbs, Aldenham House, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England. Blooms in Spring and then may bloom a second or third time.

Medium, round to spreading tree, bright carmine-red buds, single and semi-double vinous red flowers 25-30 mm across.Purple-red fruit 15-25 mm diameter.

  • Pollination: self-fertile
  • Harvest: Autumn
  • Features: Crabapple jelly, good pollinator for apples.

Fiala Fr. John L. (1994) Flowering Crabapples The Genus Malus. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.

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