Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ Crab Apple

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet'

Description: Small compact tree with an upright habit in its early years. Dark green, broadly oval leaves turn yellow in autumn. Large white flowers flushed pink followed by a large crop of bright yellow fruits maturing early in the autumn.

History: A seedling of M. toringo. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1949 and a first class certificate in 1961.

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: Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Replacement prune
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Scented flowers

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