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Malus transitoria crab apple trees

Malus transitoria
Malus transitoria has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
Malus transitoria is known as the Cut-leaf crab-apple, and features a mass of small white flowers, and clusters of tiny yellow fruitlets.

Malus transitoria crab apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

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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 transitoria is also know as the Cut-leaf Crab, on account of its lobed leaves. It grows with an attractive spreading form.

It features a mass of tiny white star-like flowers in spring, followed by dense clusters of small yellow fruitlets in the autumn.

The autumn leaf colours are particularly pronounced in this species.

History

Malus transitoria is a native of north western China. Like many Asian crab-apples it was first brought to the west in the early 20th century by collectors from the Arnold Arboretum of Massachusetts, USA.

Malus transitoria characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originChina
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)