Introducing Malus ‘Rudolph’, a dazzling crab apple tree sure to bring festive cheer to any garden. This striking cultivar boasts a profusion of vibrant pink-red blossoms in spring, transforming the landscape into a spectacle of color. As the seasons progress, ‘Rudolph’ reveals small, deep red fruits that persist into winter, providing visual interest and attracting wildlife.
Reaching a modest height of around 10-12 feet, ‘Rudolph’ is well-suited to both small and medium-sized gardens, where it can be showcased as a specimen tree or planted in groups for a stunning display. Plant ‘Rudolph’ in a sunny or partially shaded position with well-drained soil for optimal growth. Spring or autumn is the ideal time for planting, allowing the tree to establish its root system before winter sets in.
Regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer in spring and early summer will promote healthy growth and prolific flowering. Malus ‘Rudolph’ is also a valuable resource for pollinators, attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects with its fragrant blossoms. By incorporating ‘Rudolph’ into your garden, you not only enhance its beauty but also contribute to the support of local pollinator populations, fostering a thriving ecosystem right in your own backyard.