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Malus sikkimensis – Sikkim Crabapple


  • If one wants to encourage birds and the wildlife, or even the kitchen, cook this handsome, free fruiting crabapple from China, Bhutan, India is for you. This is another rarely offered, small to medium sized tree (4-6m) of low, bushy habit. Distinct among crabapples because of the excessive development of stout, rigid branching spurs on the trunk. Single rose buds open to white blooms, followed by masses of pear-shaped dark red fruit, 1-2cm long and wide, with pale dots. Fast growing, fruits well in any except deep shade position and the yellowing foliage in Autumn provide further interest. Is produces fruit from a young age of 3. Fully hardy in the UK. 


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