Crab Apple Tree Gift

Malus sylvestris


Next day delivery available, just order before 11am Mon to Thurs.

The Crab Apple Tree or the “Tree of Love” as it was known to the ancient Celts, is the UK's only native apple tree and is one of our most popular saplings. It makes the ultimate gift to send for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays as it’s the ultimate enduring token of love.

In late spring the tree will produce an abundance of sweet-scented pink and white blossom that is particularly loved by bees. The blossom will develop into a decorative autumn crop of apples and whilst the fruit is sour and tart when raw, it’s perfect for making traditional crab apple jelly, jam and even wine and cider.

The Crab Apple is the perfect gift for friends and family with small to medium sized gardens as it’s one of the smaller native varieties. The recipient can nurture and care for the sapling to watch it grow into a strong beautiful tree that will last for many years to come.

    • Known as the “Tree of Love” in Celtic folklore
    • UK native apple tree sapling
    • Sapling is supplied gift wrapped at 20-60cm tall (depending on season)
    • A small variety but can reach 15ft (4.5m) if not pruned
    • Sweet scented pink and white blossoms in spring
    • Small, decorative fruit in the autumn
    • Excellent for attracting wildlife to the garden
    • Very popular gift for weddings and anniversaries
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Product Details


Light Green, Dark Green
Plant Type
Deciduous (bare from Nov to April)
Leaves and Foliage
Ultimate Height
Large - 12m plus

Caring Information


Difficulty to Grow
Very Easy
Grow in Pot?
Ready to be planted into ground

Soil information

Best Soil?
Loam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
Soil Moisture
Moist but well drained

Perfect Location

Sun Position
South-facing, East-facing, North-facing, West-facing
Sun Strength
Full Sun
Perfect for growing in medium gardens, Ideal for people with large gardens

What's Included

How will it arrive?

Packaged in:
Pot gift wrapped in organza bag with ribbon
Supplied in:
unique Tree2mydoor branded triangle gift box
Delivered in:
plantable 100% natural coir pot


Send directly to your recipient. You choose when you want your gift delivered. You can add your own personal message that is printed in the accompanying greetings card. Up to 120 characters.

Greetings Card

Choose an optional greetings card
Add your own personal message that will be printed in a greetings card (up to 120 characters) of your choice. This can be added at the point of checkout.

Give the Gift of a Crab Apple Tree Gift

Delivered from the nursey to their doorstep