Malus 'White Star'

Malus ‘White Star’

Malus ‘White Star’ is a medium sized deciduous crab apple tree with an upright spreading habit. It is covered in masses of white, star-shaped flowers that emerge from pink buds in spring and medium-sized golden, russet crab apples in autumn.

It is reported that it can reach 12′-15′ after 10 years, and our tree has been grafted so we will have to see if the root stock influences that at all.

As well as being a tree that provides sporing and autumn interest, it is also an important tree for wildlife. The flowers attract a lot of pollinators and the fruits, which tend to hang on to the tree for a long period, are a food source for birds.

Cultivation Notes

Full sun or part shade. Best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Additional Information

Developed by English fruit enthusiast Hugh Ermen of Kent, England.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P22089

Found in Contemplation Garden,

It is sitting in the middle of the contemplation garden where the Magnolia used to be. Hopefully it will thrive whereas the Magnolia struggled.

We acquired this plant from Portland Nursery.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Malus

Variety: White Star

Commonly known as: Crab Apple

Height: 10ft to 15ft

Spread: 5ft to 10ft

Growth Habit:
Deciduous
Flowering
Tree
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Average Soil
Season of Interest:
Autumn
Spring
Dormancy:
Winter
Benefits and Attracts:
Bees

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