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botanical name:
Malus 'John Downie'
Malus 'John Downie' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Crab apple
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 8.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
One of the best performing crab apples. Medium sized tree when mature. White spring flowers followed by small bright orange-scarlet fruits.

Edible fruits are used for making jelly.

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