Malus trilobata Crab Apple

Description: Malus trilobata or Lebanese Wild Apple is a conical small tree with maple like, deeply lobed green leaves and good, strong red autumn colour. Large, white flowers are borne in loose clusters, followed by greenish fruits sometimes flushed red.

History: Native to Syria and Lebanon, but very rare in the wild.

Malus trilobata 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 2m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Autumn colour
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Replacement prune

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