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Malus sylvestris

Crab apple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height3m to 10m
  • Spread7m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourBlue white pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple). It has a rounded crown and dark bark. It will bears white flowers which are flushed with pink. The fruit are yellow and flushed orange-red.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Culinary, fruit, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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