Malus John Downie - Crab Apple Tree

£16.99 each

  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Attracts Bees

Malus John Downie is one of the best known of the crab apple trees. The trees burst into bloom in May and each branch is smothered with masses of white flowers that open from pink buds.

Its distinctive red and yellow egg-shaped fruits are rich in pectin and they are excellent for making crab apple jellies.  The fruits are borne in large numbers so there will be more than enough for the birds too!  This fast growing crab apple tree is attractive all year, it has superb orange and gold autumn colour before the leaves fall.

Crab apple trees belong to the malus family, and because of its long flowering period Malus John Downie is one of the best pollinators for domestic apple trees (Malus domestica). 

Malus John Downie is tolerant of pollution and happy in most soil types including clay. Crab apple trees will thrive in city gardens; just plant the trees in a sunny position to encourage the best display of blossom.

 If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.

Rootstock: MM106

Flowering Group: Self-Fertile

Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4

Age of tree at despatch: 2

Height at full growth: 12m/40ft

Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

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Catalogue Number 1150-1180
  • Quantity 1x Bare Root Tree
  • Height Fully Grown: 12m/40ft
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