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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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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 - These plants are not available until September/October 2019
H/Std £50.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Deciduous - oval, bright-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White - white flowers from pink buds.
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • 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.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - shallowly cup-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile preferred
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
  • Conical
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)

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