Malus ‘Candymint’ Crab Apple

Description: A beautiful dainty and graceful tree with horizontally tired branches covered with carmine buds opening to white tinted soft pink flowers. The flowers are followed by long lasting purple fruit in autumn. The leaves are green in the summer with yellow/orange autumn tints before they fall.

History: Seedling of Malus sargentii, developed at the Simpson Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana, USA in 1987.

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): 3m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Scented flowers
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour

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