crab apple Evereste
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Other features: spherical, orange-yellow fruit
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Perhaps the best crab apple for crab apple jelly. Masses of cup-shaped, white flowers from red buds in late spring, followed by large, red-flushed, orange-yellow fruit, and dark green leaves. This pollution tolerant crab apple is an ideal ornamental tree for a small, urban garden. Also it is one of the best disease resistant crab apples. Conical in shape, it flowers and fruits best in full sun.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Removed dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant.
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Q:My Malus Evereste is really flourishing and laden with fruit. However, it is by a fence between my garden and a walkway to the other houses in the row. It is now covering almost half the width of this walkway and I feel I should cut back some of the branches for the sake of my neighbours. Is this possible/ advisable and if so, when?Asked on 5/10/2016 by Granny from Edinburgh
If you are going to cut it back or remove any of the lower branches, then the best time to do this would be in winter while the plant is dormant.Answered on 6/10/2016 by Helen from crocus
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