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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
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- 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
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade - tolerated but full sun preferred
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile preferred
- Broadly conical
- Flower Colour - White - white flowers from pink buds.
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