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Golden Glory

Malus yunnanensis

Golden Glory is a late-flowering crab-apple, featuring large white single flowers.

In autumn the tree produces small golden russet-covered fruitlets, which hang on the tree well into autumn.

The leaves are relatively large by crab-apple standards, and have dull-red sheen when newly-emerged, turning solid green over the summer. Unusually for a crab-apple, they turn orange-red in the autumn, making Golden Glory an excellent choice for autumn interest.

Golden Glory crab-apple trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.


    Golden Glory is a good example of the Yunnan crab apple species, Malus yunnanensis. It is characterised by its large leaves.

    It was developed by Lawrence Banks of Hergest Croft Gardens in Herefordshire and introduced in 2020.

    Golden Glory characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habitUpright
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • SunlightPrefers full sun
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flowering monthMay
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
    • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves appear first
    • Fruit colourRusset
    • Fruit sizeSmall
    • Fruit persistencePersistent
    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Annual cycleDeciduous

    How to choose a crab-apple tree

    We list more than 40 different 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.