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Malus bacatta var. mandschurica

Siberian crab

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height7m to 8m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Malus bacatta var. mandschurica (Siberian crab). The leaves are sparsely toothed with a downy beneath. The flowers are masses of white blossoms which are followed by small red or yellow fruit about 12mm in diameter. The tree can reach 15m high and wide although pruning can control this if need be.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Manchuria and China

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will prefer a cool, moist climate with full sun with fertile, well-drained, loamy soil, you must protect from strong winds. You can propagate by budding in summer or grafting in winter.

Propagation

You can propagate by budding in late summer or by grafting in mid-winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trees are sometimes attacked by aphids, caterpillars and red spider mite, and are susceptible to fireblight and apple scab.

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