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Malus John Downie 10Ltr Crab Apple Tree

Marshalls Garden

£69.99

Catalogue Code: 11504028

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Malus John Downie. Ornamental spring flowering crab apple tree with pale pink spring blossom, autumn fruit and good autumn colour. An ideal tree for a small garden. Pollinator partner to other apples and attracts bees and birds.

Key Features

  • Loved by pollinators
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 1 x 10 Litre Potted Tree

Height: Fully Grown: 12m/40ft

Description

Malus John Downie is one of the best known of the crab apple trees. The trees burst into bloom in May and each branch is smothered with masses of white flowers that open from pink buds.

Its distinctive red and yellow egg-shaped fruits are rich in pectin and they are excellent for making crab apple jellies. The fruits are borne in large numbers so there will be more than enough for the birds too! This fast growing crab apple tree is attractive all year, it has superb orange and gold autumn colour before the leaves fall.

Crab apple trees belong to the malus family, and because of its long flowering period Malus John Downie is one of the best pollinators for domestic apple trees (Malus domestica).

Malus John Downie is tolerant of pollution and happy in most soil types including clay. Crab apple trees will thrive in city gardens; just plant the trees in a sunny position to encourage the best display of blossom.

If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.

Rootstock: MM106

Flowering Group: Self-Fertile

Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4

Age of tree at despatch: 2

Height at full growth: 12m/40ft

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

When to plant and what to expect at different times of the year

You can plant hardy shrubs, trees and perennials at any time of the year avoiding the two extremes of heat and cold. During the summer months when it is hot and dry the need for watering becomes crucial to aid successful establishment and in the winter when the soil is frozen the plants will not be in active growth either above or below ground and risk getting cold damage. The same is true on the stage or growth you can expect your plants to be delivered in and this will be directly related to the time of year and the season.

When ordering through the year, here’s a summary of what to expect when receiving your plants:

Spring Months: Plants supplied in spring will be starting to show signs of active growth above and below ground.

Summer Months: Plants supplied in the late summer will be more advanced in size and flower stage

Autumn Months: In the autumn plants will be changing colour, showing signs of leaf colour breakdown and be preparing to shut down for winter.

Winter Months: Plants ordered and supplied during the winter months will be dormant and therefore may not be showing growth above the soil level or consist of bare branches with no leaves or bare roots with no soil.

These are all perfectly normal and natural for these types of plants growing in the northern hemisphere. All will still have a very healthy root system that can be planted when the weather is favourable by keeping the new soil level equal to the pot level and therefore not covering the crown of the plant at all. Planting during the autumn and winter months will allow for early establishment in the season and a bigger and better display throughout the main growing season. For more information on our plant sizes click here.

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Aftercare

Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

 

We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

 

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.

 

Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.

 

Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.

Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard.

*Orders to Northern Ireland have an automatic additional £3.00 delivery surcharge applied at checkout. 

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.99If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£4.95If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£4.95

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £4.95 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £4.95
  • 3 - 4 bags £9.90
  • 5 - 6 bags £14.85
  • 7 - 8 bags £19.80
  • 9 - 10 bags £24.75

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

For more detail on specific delivery queries and compost delivery please click here
 

Delivery to outside of Great Britain

We regret we are unable to deliver any items outside of some Great Britain delivery addresses. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, USA and Rest of World. We will update our website if this changes. 

We now deliver to Northern Ireland, additional delivery surcharges automatically apply at checkout. 

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