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MALUS 'John Downie'
Commonly known as Apple, Crab apple
The best fruiting crab apple with white flowers and bright orange fruit
Courier Only - Due to the size of this plant it will be despatched by Courier. The rest of your order will also be sent by courier at the same time.
Good to know - produces preserves and jelly with good flavour. An excellent pollinator for other apples.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, red spider mite, caterpillars, apple-scab, honey fungus, canker, mildew
Place of Origin - Thomas Blaikie's nursery which is now the site of Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Hill.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Height - 10m (30ft)
Spread - 6m (20ft)
Deciduous - oval, bright-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - ovoid,orange and red fruit to 3cm (1¼in) long.
Tree - narrow, upright tree.
Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
Partial Shade - tolerated but full sun preferred
Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile preferred
Flower Colour - White - white flowers from pink buds.
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5