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Butterball

With its cascade of speckled yellow-coloured fruits Malus Butterball is perhaps the prettiest of all crab-apples for autumn colour.

Butterball is also a good choice if you want to make crab apple jelly. The fruitlets hang on the tree for an extended period, and can be used for cooking throughout this period.

The spring blossom is pure white. Our 2-year Butterball trees will usually produce blossom in the first spring after planting.

Butterball crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £19.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £44.50
    In a 11.5L pot
    Very small size (< 1.5m after 10 years)
  • 32-year pot-grown tree £44.50
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

Malus Butterball is a good pollinator of late-flowering apple varieties (in flowering group 4).

Butterball characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitScented flowers
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Fruit colourYellow
  • PruningLight prune
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds
  • Food usesJam / Jelly
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Butterball crab apple tree

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.