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MESPILUS germanica

Medlar

Large white flowers and edible brown fruits

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MESPILUS germanica

Buy MESPILUS germanica

Small £14.50 each
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2.5 or 3 Litre

H/Std £45.00 each
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7.5 or 10 Litre

  • Good to know - widely eaten in the past. Edible after bletting (softening by exposure to frost or long storage). Good with cheese as a dessert. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, brown rot, powdery mildew.
  • Place of Origin - southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia.
  • Hardy - very cold Winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Height - in metres - 6m (20ft)
  • Height Integer - 6
  • Spread - in metres - 8m (25ft)
  • Deciduous - alternate, lance-shaped to oblong-oval dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, turning yellow in autumn.
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tree - or tall shrub. Flowers to 5cm (2in) across are followed by spherical, fleshy fruits to 5cm (2in) or more across.
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Full Sun - or dappled shade.
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
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Final Tree Size

6m (20ft) Tree type desc Average person
  8m (25ft)
 

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