Malus trilobata 'Guardsman'
Description: A rare and very distinctive form of the unusual Malus trilobata species. Stiffly erect in habit with deeply lobed maple-like leaves which turn scarlet-crimson in autumn. The white flowers are large and appear late in June, followed by small moss green fruits.
History: Malus trilobata is native to the Mediterranean and north-eastern Greece, and has been in cultivation since 1877.
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 2m