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Malus tschonoskii

Pillar apple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height9m to 12m
  • Spread5m to 7m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Malus tschonoskii (Pillar apple). This is a fast growing, upright conical tree, It produces flowers which are white with a pink flush they are followed by yellowish green fruit with a red tinge. The foliage is mid-green and large, about 12cm long.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

E. Asia - Japan

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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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