Malus ‘Professor Sprenger’ Crab Apple

Description: An upright spreading tree with deep rose-pink buds opening to single, very fragrant white flowers. Very showy fruit, yellow-orange changing to orange-red with a pink blush, persisting into January.

History: Introduced in 1950 by Albert Doorenbos of The Hague, the Netherlands. Named for Professor Sprenger, director of the Department of Horticulture, Wageningen, Netherlands.

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
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Scented flowers
  • Replacement prune

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