Eleyi Crabapple (Malus x purpurea ‘Eleyi’)
M. x purpurea ‘Eleyi’
Raised and named Prior to 1920 for Charles Eley, East Bergholt, Suffolk, England. An attactive variety with deep red buds followed by fragrant, violet-pink flowers and purple foliage. Purplish-red fruits will stay on the tree until winter.
- 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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