Malus tschonoskii


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Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife



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photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (215434)

Plant details

This beautiful tree is one of Nigel Colborn's favourite plants for chalky soil. Its fine qualities have also attracted the Royal Horticultural Society's attention and they have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Hailing from Japan, it makes an erect tree and is primarily grown for its stunning autumn foliage which turns orange, red and purple. Earlier in the year, its leaves are mid-green in colour and are complimented by pink flushed, white flowers in late spring, followed by red flushed, yellow fruit.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Malus

Species: tschonoskii

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1200cm

Spread: 700cm

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