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Malus - 'John Downie' (Crab Apple, Malus)

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Malus - Cultivation Notes

This tough small flowering tree prefers a fertile well drained soil in full sun or light shade. Malus will tolerate a cold spot but avoid planting in windy exposed or very dry areas. Prune to shape during the winter months but avoid excessive pruning.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Malus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Malus:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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