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Donald Wyman crab apple trees

Malus
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Red
Donald Wyman is a classic white-flowered crab-apple, with very small red fruits, which persist into mid-winter.

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Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Malus 'Donald Wyman' is a typical white-flowered crab-apple, which grows into a reasonably large spreading tree, with good presence.

This variety is particularly notable for its small red fruitlets (1cm diameter), which are very persistent, hanging on the tree well into the winter.

In a good autumn (with sunny days and cold nights) the leaves take on yellow-orange tints.

How to grow

Donald Wyman crab-apple trees have a poor reputation in the USA for their susceptibility to the disease fireblight. However don't let this put you off - fireblight is not virulent in the UK, and in this country Donald Wyman is usually problem-free. It is also very cold-hardy.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

This variety was discovered as a chance seedling growing at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in the USA in the 1950s. It was named after Dr. Donald Wyman, a horticulturalist who worked at the Aboretum for many years.

Donald Wyman characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingGood

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed