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Malus tschonoskii
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Malus tschonoskii

Crab Apple

Description: Strong growing tree of conical habit with young leaves and shoots covered with silvery down. Excellent autumn colours of crimson, bronze, purple, orange and yellow. Flowers are white tinged with pink, followed by yellow-green fruits tinged reddish-purple.

History: Introduced by the Arnold Arboretum from seed collected in 1892 by C.S Sargent in Nikko, Central Honshu, Japan, where it is wild.

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
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Replacement prune Replacement prune