Malus Donald Wyman crab apple trees

Malus Donald Wyman crab-apple tree
  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile

Malus 'Donald Wyman' is a popular large crab-apple tree which has a pleasing appearance in the garden.

The blossom is white and borne in great profusion.

The fruitlets are very small, but remain on the tree into early winter, providing interest even after the leaves have fallen.

Malus Donald Wyman crab apple trees for sale

Delivery from week commmencing 6th April (when showing as in stock)

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock  125cm£19.95Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Malus Donald Wyman


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Height after 10 years: Up to 6m / 20ft
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Fruit persistence: Persistent?
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?



  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (up to 8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Malus Donald Wyman

Malus Donald Wyman is in flowering group 3. Malus Donald Wyman is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Malus Donald Wyman crab apple trees

Do not be put off by Internet reports of this variety's susceptibility to fireblight - it is rarely a factor in the UK climate.

Historical details

This variety is named after Donald Wyman, a horticulturalist at Harvard University in the USA where this variety was discovered.

Botanical name

Malus sp. 'Donald Wyman'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.

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