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Tree comparisons

Crab-apple trees
Comtesse de Paris

Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.


Crab-apple trees
Comtesse de Paris
Gardening skillBeginner
AwardsRHS AGM (current)
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive fruit
Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
SunlightPrefers full sun
PruningLight prune
Growth rateAverage


Crab-apple trees
Comtesse de Paris
Flower colourWhite
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Flowering monthMay
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf colour - autumnGreen
Fruit colourYellow
Fruit sizeAverage
Fruit persistencePersistent
Food usesJam / Jelly
Country of originFrance
Annual cycleDeciduous