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Malus 'Butterball'

Crab Apple

Description: A small spreading tree with slightly drooping branches and pink budded flowers that open to pure white. The marble sized fruits are yellow with an orange flush and can be used for culinary purposes or left to adorn the tree into winter.

History: Seedling of M.x zumi ‘Calocarpa’ raised in North America, in cultivation since 1961.

Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio