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Malus Neville Copeman | Purple Crab Apple Tree, Clear Stem - 200-250cm, 10lt

Malus Neville Copeman | Purple Crab Apple Tree, Clear Stem - 200-250cm, 10lt

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Malus ‘Neville Copeman’, or Purple Crab Apple, is a medium-sized, upright, deciduous tree with irregular, wide, ovoid, half-open crown, and attractive foliage – purple when young and green flushed with purple later. Lovely, lilac-pink flowers bloom in spring and large, tasteful, waxy, purplish-red fruits ripe in autumn. Fruits are great for making jams, jellies and chutneys. Malus ‘Neville Copeman’ can grow well in almost any type of soil, as long as it is well-drained, but thrives in moderately fertile, deep, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun or partial shade. Once established, it is resistant to drought. It can withstand frost, wind, and urban pollution. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require much pruning. It is self-fertile, therefore, useful as a pollinator for other apple trees. Purple Crab Apple ‘Neville Copeman’ is popular for its attractive foliage, flowers, and large crab apples. It is great as a specimen plant in smaller gardens, suitable for urban areas, and for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Purple Crab Apple 'Neville Copeman'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    lilac-pink flowers

  • Foliage

    purple when young and green, flushed with purple, later

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, irregular

Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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