Malus Golden Hornet

Golden Hornet Crab Apple

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Malus Golden Hornet is a superb Crab Apple which has been available since the 1940’s, it has won a number of awards including the RHS First Class Certificate in 1961.

This pretty tree produces a profuse display of pure white flowers in the spring time.  The green leaves emerge shortly afterwards, and provide almost full coverage by the time the floral display is over.  The plump fruits develop towards the end of the summer, initially small and green, the fruits gradually ripen to be a striking Golden Yellow colour.  This tree tends to be very laden with fruit and one should thus be careful that branches are not damaged by the additional weight.  The fruit often remains on the tree well into the winter time, as the bright yellow colour is not appetising to wildlife.  It makes a fantastic display if they hold on until there is snow, or indeed a sharp frost covering.

Malus Golden Hornet forms an oval headed, small, tree at maturity.  It is a tough performer and like all Crab Apple trees will tolerate a range of soil conditions, including clay.  Crab Apples are self-fertile; this means they do not need any pollination partners to produce fruit, that said, they are very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees.

Introducing colour is an integral part of all planting schemes and this tree has a fantastic ability to do this as the vivid yellow of the fruit really is quite striking and will provide interest for a number of months after the summer is over.

If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Clay, Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Award, Good for bees,

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.