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Malus prunifolia
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Malus prunifolia
Malus prunifolia
Malus prunifolia
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Handsome and yet an often overlooked small tree, Malus prunifolia was first found in North-east Asia, and is known for its masses of very attractive white flowers in spring. The flowers are rose-crimson while in bud, opening to white flushed with pink in spring. These are followed by large amounts of small, bright red fruit in autumn.

The fruit has a distinctive sharp taste and the sheer amount produced makes it an excellent tree for attracting wildlife to the garden.

Supplied Size: 4L / 5L pot (approx 3 years old, 125 - 150 cm tall) .

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Flower Colour: White sometimes flushed with pale pink
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Small tree with a vase-like form when young, becoming more rounded as it matures.
    • Height: 8 m (26 ft).
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
  • Notes: A specimen of Malus prunifolia, planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 6 m and a spread of 5 m of 14 years.


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