AWARD

MESPILUS germanica 'Nottingham'

Commonly known as Medlar

Large white flowers and edible brown fruits. This variety has larger leaves and more fruit
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Alternate dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long turning yellow-brown in autumn
  • White
    Sometimes tinged pink
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tree
    Or tall shrub. Spreading habit. Produces single flowers to 5cm (2in) across followed by spherical, fleshy, brown fruit to 4cm (1½in) across
  • 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
    Light, dappled shade

MESPILUS germanica 'Nottingham'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £60.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    More compact than the species producing heavier crops of smaller fruit
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, brown rot, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (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.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Mespilus - Growing Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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