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Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Malus 'Gorgeous'

Other names

White crab apple 'Gorgeous', Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous', Malus × atrosanguinea 'Gorgeous'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Gorgeous' _ 'Gorgeous' is a small, deciduous tree with green leaves and masses of small pink buds that open to single white flowers in spring. It has small red fruits in summer that can be used in cooking.


Malus 'Gorgeous' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Small rounded, Upright

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Malus 'Gorgeous'

Other names

White crab apple 'Gorgeous', Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous', Malus × atrosanguinea 'Gorgeous'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Gorgeous' _ 'Gorgeous' is a small, deciduous tree with green leaves and masses of small pink buds that open to single white flowers in spring. It has small red fruits in summer that can be used in cooking.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Small rounded, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite

Specific diseases

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous')

Common pest name

Round headed apple tree borer

Scientific pest name

Saperda candida

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

American wood boring beetle; single European incursion into a German Island in the Baltic; limited likelihood of introduction into the UK due to small volume of trade and import inspections. Possible EU listing will limit risk further.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Malus 'Gorgeous' (Flowering crab apple 'Gorgeous')

Common pest name

Citrus little leaf; Little leaf of citrus; Sour orange stem pitting; Stem pitting of sour orange; Xyloporosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Hop stunt viroid

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of hops present in America and parts of Europe. PHPS provides good assurance of disease freedom; but EU regulation to be pursued to enhance protection in the longer term.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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