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Malus prunifolia

Chinese apple

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  • Malus prunifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Malus prunifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height6m to 9m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Malus prunifolia (Chinese apple). A spreading deciduous tree from China. Bears elliptic to ovate, dark green and white, richly fragrant flowers in mid spring. Grows to a height of 9m.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for their fragrant flowers, fruits, foliage and autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Loamy
  • 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.

Propagation

Propagate by budding in summer or grafting in 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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