Malus John Downie – White Flowering Crab Apple
Malus ‘John Downie’
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright, spreading
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
FOLIAGE: Green changing to yellow and orange in Autumn
FLOWERS: Single white flowers in mid Spring
FRUIT: Large orange-red fruit, excellent cropper & suitable for making jelly
DESCRIPTION: Pink buds opening to single white flowers in mid Spring. Excellent fruit crops of large bright orange/red fruit, suitable for Crab Apple Jelly. Green foliage changing to yellow and orange in Autumn.
LANDSCAPE USES: Excellent flowering tree suitable for small gardens, where space is restricted
TOLERANCES: Prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
TREE CARE: Plant in full sun in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.