Malus John Downie crab apple
Malus Crab Apple John Downie is a great self-fertile variety with a lovely pink blossom during late spring. The large orange to red coloured decorative fruithas a bit of an elongated shape and is perfect for making great preserves.
This fast growing tree has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding performance in the garden.
Details Malus John Downie crab apple
- Blooms: April – May
- Flower colour: white
- Decorative Fruit
- Full grown height: 4 – 5 m
- Full grown width: 2 – 3 m
- Hardiness: -20 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of John Downie Crab Apple
Soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This is a hardy deciduous shrub; its leaves do not appear until late spring. Flowers appear in late summer and early autumn.
It needs a sunny sheltered position to thrive in. In colder areas, plant it near a south-facing wall. Protect it from cold winds. It does well in various soil types. Use a well-drained soil enriched with organic matter for best results.
It will thrive in moist soils. Remove faded flower heads as they fade to prolong flowering. There will be little growth in the first year. Since plants bloom on new growth, shaping or pruning can be done at any time.