Malus Golden Gem

Golden Gem crab apple blossom
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Fruit colour: Yellow

Golden Gem is a well-known crab-apple featuring bright white spring blossom followed by yellow crab apples in the autumn.

Most crab apples are good pollinators of mainstream apple varieties but Golden Gem is especially good because of the quantity, timeliness and compatibility of its pollen. Its flowering should co-incide with apples in flowering groups 3 and 4.

Golden Gem trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Golden Gem tree - bare root
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£19.95
2-year Golden Gem tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£36.45

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Malus Golden Gem crab apple tree


We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Golden Gem characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive fruit
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Wildlife: RHS perfect for pollinators

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We have a very wide range of crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.