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Candymint

Candy-mint crab apple blossom

Malus 'Candymint' is an attractive small crab-apple tree, with a strongly spreading habit. Although it remains quite low to the ground, it grows vigorously with wide spreading branches.

It is notable for its very intense display of white pink-tinged blossom.

In autumn the leaves turn a light yellow colour, whilst the small dark red fruits persist into early winter - a useful resource for wildlife but too small for human use.

Candymint crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £23.95
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
    (125cm)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £54.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-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 'Candymint' is one of the more disease-resistant crab-apple varieties, with good resistance to scab, mildew, cedar rust and fireblight.

It also tolerates air pollution and is therefore a useful tree for city-dwellers.

History

Malus 'Candymint' is seedling of Malus sargentii. It ws developed at the Simpson Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana, USA and released in 1989. It differs from the species on account of its much more spreading growth habit, and the stronger purple tones of the blossom, and slightly bronze hue of the leaves.

Candymint characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Fruit persistencePersistent

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.