This tree has pretty white flowers that emerge in spring giving a profuse display of classic Malus flower. The fruits are orange-red, large and connical in shape. They have a good flavour to them and as such are useful in making preserves and Crab Apple jelly, In the autumn time the foliage turns classically lemony yellow and brown.
This useful Crab Apple is extremely popular, it won the updated Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 2002.
At maturity Malus John Downie forms a small tree with an irregular, oval crown, Like all crab apples, it thrives on most soils and is especially useful for planting on clay soils.
If you live in an area prone to rabbits or deer then we recommend rabbit guards for these trees.
Mature height: 3-7m
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.
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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.