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MESPILUS

Commonly known as Medlar

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  • 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 - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 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
  • Partial Shade - light, dappled shade
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
Mespilus - Growing Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
6m (20ft)
tree Average Person
  8m (25ft)
 

Buy Varieties of MESPILUS

MESPILUS germanica 'Nottingham'  AWARD

MESPILUS germanica 'Nottingham'  >


Commonly known as: Medlar.
Large white flowers and edible brown fruits. This variety has larger leaves and more fruit
H/Std £45.00 each

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