Description: A wide spreading tree with small, delicate, narrowly lobed leaves, that turn yellow-gold in autumn. The white star-shaped flowers appear as a white cloud, followed by small, abundant yellow fruits.
History: Introduced in 1911 by William Purdom from Yenan-fu, Shensi in north-western China, where it is native. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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