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.
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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.
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.
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