Malus sikkimensis – Sikkim Crabapple

  • If one wants to encorage 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.

  • Excellent quality, 10-15cm tall plant in an 8cm square pot.

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