Malus ‘Brandywine’ Crab Apple

Description: Upright, broad-rounded tree to 6m, with fragrant, rose pink, double flowers in April. The flowers are followed by large, chartreuse coloured fruits. Leaves are dark green tinged with a wine-red, turning reddish-orange to deep purple in autumn.

History: Developed from Malus x purpurea 'Lemoinei', x Malus 'Klehm's Improved' by Simpson.

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

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Red / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Replacement prune
  • Scented flowers
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant

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