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MALUS 'Golden Hornet'

Commonly known as Apple, Crab apple

A profusion of bright yellow crab apples which remain on the tree long after the leaves have dropped
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    toothed, bright-green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long.
  • White
    White flowers from pink buds.
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
    Long-lasting golden yellow fruit 2.5cm (1in) long can remain until midwinter.
  • Tree
    semi-weeping tree.
  • Zero Rated Item
    No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Tolerated but full sun preferred.

MALUS 'Golden Hornet'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £75.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - birds, bees and other insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, red spider mite, caterpillars, apple scab, honey fungus, canker, mildew
    Place of origin
    Introduced by Waterer's Nursery, Surrey, UK, 1949.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Shallowly cup-shaped
    Single
    Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile preferred.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

Useful extras...

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

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AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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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™.
Only £7.50

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