Malus tschonoskii

God knows how one should pronounce the species name of this fabulous Japanese Crab Apple but don’t let that put you off buying one!

It is an upright, even slender tree that would make it a good alternative to those hackneyed upright Pear trees that everyone and their dog seems to be planting! And it is just as hardy.

The foliage comes out a slightly grey-green and by autumn turns a fabulous brilliant red which is its finest feature  (apart for its conical habit). It has white flowers in clusters and yellowish crabs when adult enough.

It could get to about 10metres or so tall with a spread of about 2.5 to 3 metres and will grow well in any well drained sunny site so what is stopping you? I have plants in 20cm. pots at $35.50 which will be turning red any time now so be quick!Malus tschonoskii

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