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The fruit of Mespilus germanica in detail
The fruit of Mespilus germanica in detail
The white flower of Mespilus germanica in detail
Mespilus germanica in full summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
Medium Medlar from this batch
Mespilus germanica sample video

Mespilus germanica


Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Product Details

Mespilus germanica, known as Medlar, has been around since Roman times with its fruit considered a great delicacy by some when very ripe or ‘bletted’. 

It forms into a small round headed tree that produces a mass of pretty white flowers in the spring and its fruits by late summer.

It thrives on most soils but doesn’t like it excessively wet. Green foliage mostly turns yellow but sometimes orange in the autumn.

Mespilus germanica makes a lovely orchard or garden tree.

Mature Height: 3-5m

Tree Specification

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

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.