Malus 'Evereste'

Malus 'Evereste'

Crab apple

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Malus 'Evereste'
  • Common name: Crab apple
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 7m

Spread: 6m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Fruit

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Crab apples look good year-round, attract wildlife and bear edible (albeit tart) fruit, which can be used to make jellies and sauces. Malus 'Evereste' is a particularly lovely crab apple, bearing masses of white flowers in spring, opening from red buds. These are followed by a second show of red-flushed, orange-yellow fruits in autumn.

Malus 'Evereste' is an excellent tree for smaller gardens and it has a pleasant conical shape. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Seeds for birds, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Take cuttings
Take cuttings
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Prune
Prune
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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