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Malus ‘Comtesse de Paris’

Crab Apple ‘Comtesse de Paris’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Malus ‘Comtesse de Paris’ (Crab Apple ‘Comtesse de Paris’). This crab apple has delicate white flowers with rounded petals produced in spring and bright golden yellow fruit in the autumn, which are held onto through winter.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Flowering Crab

Origin

Europe, USA and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for it pretty white blossom and golden yellow fruit.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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. In winter, cut out dead or diseased wood and prune to maintain a balanced branch stem.

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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