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List of trees which have persistent fruits

A selection of trees with persistent fruits lasting through the autumn.


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  • Admiration

    Admiration crab-apple trees
    Malus Admiration is one of the best crab-apples for small gardens, with clouds of white blossom followed by persistent fruitlets.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus halliana
  • Amber Light

    Amber Light rowan
    A typical Mountain Ash or Rowan, with particularly persistent red berries.
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    Sorbus
  • Aros®

    Aros crab-apple trees
    A small slow-growing upright crab-apple, with bronze-green leaves, beautiful dark pink flowers with white centres, and maroon fruits in the autumn.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    Malus toringo
  • Asplenifolia

    Asplenifolia rowan
    The Cut-leaf Rowan, an excellent form of the native Mountain Ash, orange-red berries, and highly feathered leaves.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Autumn Spire®

    Autumn Spire rowan
    Autumn Spire (Flanrock) is a columnar rowan with yellow fruitlets and excellent autumn colour.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Beissneri

    Beissneri is a compact form of the Common Rowan, with red berries and good autumn colours.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Candymint

    Candymint crab-apple trees
    A pretty and graceful spreading tree with a mass of pink / white flowers, and small red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus sargentii
  • Castanea sativa

    The Spanish Chestnut is a large fast-growing tree, best known for its edible nuts.
    Castanea sativa
  • Cherokee Daybreak

    An upright spreading form of the American dogwood, with white blossom and variegated leaves.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    Cornus florida
  • Chinese Lace

    Chinese Lace rowan
    A neat attractive Rowan with bright green leaves and dusky pink berries.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus
  • Common Rowan

    Common Rowan rowan
    The Rowan or Mountain Ash, native to most parts of the UK. The leaves turn golden red in autumn, accompanied by clusters of red berries. One of the largest species of Sorbus.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Comtesse de Paris

    Comtesse de Paris crab-apple trees
    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.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Copper Kettle

    Copper Kettle rowan
    Named for its attractive light copper-coloured fruitlets, Copper Kettle is easy to grow and takes up little space.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    Sorbus
  • Coralburst®

    Coralburst crab-apple trees
    Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple with a superb blossom display and small persistent yellow-orange fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Bronze
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Cornus florida

    This is the American Flowering Dogwood, featuring bright white flowers and strong autumn colours.
    Cornus florida
  • Crataegus monogyna

    A hardy native hawthorn species, with white blossom and red haws, and particularly attractive to bees.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    Crataegus monogyna
  • Crimson Cascade

    Crimson Cascade crab-apple trees
    A new weeping crab-apple with dusky pink blossom and small dark red fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus x purpurea
  • Croft Coral

    Croft Coral rowan
    Croft Coral is a small rowan tree but the fruits are an orange coral colour rather than the usual red,
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Donald Wyman

    Donald Wyman crab-apple trees
    Donald Wyman is a classic white-flowered crab-apple, with very small red fruits, which persist into mid-winter.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Elk River

    Elk River features large fragrant pink single flowers followed by small bright green crab-apples.
    • Fruit colour: Green
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus coronaria
  • Ember Glow

    Ember Glow rowan
    This rowan has bluish-green leaves which turn orange-red in the autumn.The fruitlets are red, and persist well into winter.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Embley

    Embley is a form of the Japanese Rowan, featuring red berries and scarlet autumn leaf colours.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus commixta
  • Emiel

    Emiel whitebeam
    Emiel has long leaves, with silvery-green undersides, turning orange in autumn.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus folgneri
  • Evereste

    Evereste crab-apple trees
    Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Fingerprint®

    A particularly upright form of the Mountain Ash, and one of the most disease-resistant.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Gibbsii

    Gibbsii rowan
    Gibbsii grows with a neat spreading columnar form, sprinkled with clusters of bright red fruits in the autumn.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus hybrida
  • Glendoick SpireTM

    Glendoick Spire rowan
    A small compact rowan with an upright form, notable for its bright pink fruitlets and feathered leaves.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Glendoick White Baby®

    Glendoick White Baby is a superb tree for autumn colour, with large bright white berries and bright red leaves.
    • Fruit colour: White
    Sorbus
  • Golden Glory

    A new British late-flowering crab-apple, with white blossom, russeted fruits, and strong autumn colours.
    • Fruit colour: Russet
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus yunnanensis
  • Golden Hornet

    Golden Hornet crab-apple trees
    Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    Malus x zumi
  • Gorgeous

    Gorgeous crab-apple trees
    Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Indian Magic

    Indian Magic crab-apple trees
    An excellent all-round crab apple, with attractive bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and small persistent red fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus
  • Jelly King®

    Jelly King crab-apple trees
    White blossom followed by large orange-red fruits which are ideal for making crab-apple jelly.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • John Bond

    An unusual species of Sorbus, the leaves are particularly attractive for their white undersides.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Brown
    Sorbus hemsleyi
  • John Mitchell

    John Mitchell whitebeam
    John Mitchell is a popular whitebeam, notable for its large white-green leaves.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Brown
    Sorbus x aria
  • Joseph Rock

    Joseph Rock rowan
    A small rowan, with distinctive pale yellow fruitlets. Also one of the best for autumn colour.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Awards: RHS 1st class
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    Sorbus
  • Kashmir rowan

    Kashmir rowan rowan
    An unusual rowan, with light pink blossom, and white fruitlets, which are larger than usual for rowans.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: White
    Sorbus cashmiriana
  • Lemon Drop

    Lemon Drop is a small whitebeam tree, with the characteristic white undersides to its leaves. As the name suggests, the fruitlets are bright yellow.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    Sorbus folgneri
  • Leonard Messel

    Leonard Messel rowan
    A good all-round small rowan tree, with good autumn colours and cascades of pink fruitlets.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    Sorbus
  • Majestica

    Majestica is a classic large Whitebeam, with silvery-grey leaves contrasting in autumn with clusters of orange-red berries.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    Sorbus aria
  • Malus florentina

    Malus florentina is an unusual crab-apple with white blossom, tiny fruitlets, and serrated leaves which take on good autumn colours.
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus florentina
  • Malus tschonoskii

    A traditional Japanese crab-apple species, with white blossom and superb autumn leaf colours.
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus tschonoskii
  • Matthew Ridley

    Matthew Ridley rowan
    An upright-growing Mountain Ash with dense white flowers and clusters of orange-red autumn berries.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    Sorbus
  • Niedzwetzkyana

    Niedzwetzkyana crab-apple trees
    Niedzwetzkyana is a unique red-fleshed, red-skinned, red blossom crab-apple, originating from central Asia.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Red - dark
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus domestica
  • Pink Charm

    Pink Charm rowan
    A small rowan with a spreading habit, large feathered leaves, and bright pink berries.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    Sorbus vilmorinii
  • Pink Ness

    Pink Ness rowan
    A very upright rowan tree, with pretty pink fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    Sorbus
  • Pink Pagoda

    Pink Pagoda rowan
    Pink Pagoda features clusters of pale pink fruits in late summer, and good autumn foliage colours.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
    Sorbus hupehensis
  • Pink Pearl

    Pink Pearl rowan
    A small upright rowan tree with clusters of pink-flecked white fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Fruit colour: White
    Sorbus
  • Profusion

    Profusion crab-apple trees
    Malus Profusion (also known as Directeur Moerlands) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus x moerlandsii
  • Ravensbill

    This rowan tree is named for the the black colour of its winter buds. It also features yellow autumn leaves and orange berries.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    Sorbus
  • Red Bird

    Red Bird rowan
    Red Bird features bright white flowers, orange / red fruits and good autumn leaf colours. It has a wider climate range than other rowans.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    Sorbus alnifolia
  • Red Sentinel

    Red Sentinel crab-apple trees
    A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Awards: RHS AM
    Malus x robusta
  • Rose Queen

    Rose Queen rowan
    An unusual small rowan tree, featuring clusters of dark-pink red very persistent berries.
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    Sorbus
  • Rosiness

    Rosiness rowan
    A small rowan tree with white-pink flowers and cascades of pink berries.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    Sorbus rosea
  • Rudolph

    Rudolph crab-apple trees
    Malus Rudoph features very large single deep pink flowers, and small orange fruits.
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Scarlett

    Scarlett crab-apple trees
    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    Malus toringo
  • Sheerwater Seedling

    A compact upright form of the Common Rowan, notable for its abundant fruiting.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Red
    Sorbus aucuparia
  • Sorbus hedlundii

    A little-known whitebeam species, it features the classic downy grey-green leaves, and russeted fruitlets in autumn.
    • Fruit colour: Brown
    Sorbus hedlundii
  • Sorbus helenae

    Sorbus helenae rowan
    A species of rowan featuring pink/white fruitlets and good autumn colours.
    • Fruit colour: White
    Sorbus helenae
  • Sorbus hupehensis

    Sorbus hupehensis rowan
    A classic rowan tree with pink berries and good autumn leaf colours.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    Sorbus hupehensis
  • Sorbus pseudovilmorinii

    Sorbus pseudovilmorinii rowan
    Similar characteristics to Sorbus vilmorinii, not quite as vigorous, but heavier fruiting.
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Fruit colour: White
    Sorbus pseudovilmorinii
  • Sorbus sargentiana

    Sorbus sargentiana rowan
    A broad spreading rowan with bright orange fruitlets and autumn foliage.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    Sorbus sargentiana
  • Sorbus scalaris

    Sorbus scalaris rowan
    One of the more spreading smaller Rowan species, with orange/red autumn leaf colours, and clusters of small orange fruilets.
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    Sorbus scalaris
  • Sorbus vilmorinii

    Sorbus vilmorinii rowan
    The main feature of this Rowan trees is the pink fruitlets, which turn white as autumn progresses. It is one of the smaller Sorbus species, but also one of the more spreading.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Fruit colour: White
    Sorbus vilmorinii
  • Sorbus wardii

    Sorbus wardii whitebeam
    A little-known Whitebeam from the Himalayas, featuring large silver-green leaves and yellow-orange berries.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    Sorbus wardii
  • Sunshine

    Sunshine rowan
    A small rowan tree with an upright form and golden yellow clusters of fruits, and strong autumn colours.
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    Sorbus
  • Wedding Bouquet

    Wedding Bouquet crab-apple trees
    Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus brevipes
  • White Star

    White Star crab-apple trees
    A modern English crab-apple with white star-like flowers followed by attractive russeted fruitlets.
    • Fruit colour: Russet
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    Malus
  • Wisley Gold

    Wisley Gold rowan
    A good-sized yellow-fruiting mountain ash, with a spreading form.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    Sorbus