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Malus Sun Rival | Weeping Crab Apple Tree - 200-250cm, 10lt

Malus Sun Rival | Weeping Crab Apple Tree - 200-250cm, 10lt

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Malus ‘Sun Rival’ is a small, semi-weeping, umbrella-shaped, deciduous tree with elegant, arching branches and mid-green leaves, yellow in autumn. Masses of lovely, lovely, white to soft pink flowers open from bright pink buds along the branches and bloom in spring. Flowers are followed by small, cherry-like, bright red fruits, in autumn. These attractive crab apples persist on branches throughout the winter providing food for wildlife. Crab Apple 'Sun Rival' is an adaptable plant that can grow in various types of soils, except waterlogged, but prefers deep, fertile, loamy, moist, and well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun, but tolerates partial shade. It can withstand urban pollution. Resistant to most of diseases. It’s a self-fertile plant that can be useful as a pollinator for other plants. Requires minimal pruning. Malus ‘Sun Rival’ is a gorgeous flowering tree, ideal for small, informal, cottage, or urban gardens. Perfect as a specimen or accent plant and suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Crab Apple 'Sun Rival'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, UK

  • Flower

    white to soft pink flowers open from bright pink buds

  • Foliage

    mid-green leaves, yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

pendulous weeping

Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn


autumn, winter

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    Since we only grow and sell trees, in 40 years we have figured out how to do it very well.

  • Expert Advice

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  • Free Delivery for online orders over £350

    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

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.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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