Malus 'Donald Wyman' is a typical white-flowered crab-apple, which grows into a reasonably large spreading tree, with good presence.
This variety is particularly notable for its small red fruitlets (1cm diameter), which are very persistent, hanging on the tree well into the winter.
In a good autumn (with sunny days and cold nights) the leaves take on yellow-orange tints.
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Donald Wyman crab-apple trees have a poor reputation in the USA for their susceptibility to the disease fireblight. However don't let this put you off - fireblight is not virulent in the UK, and in this country Donald Wyman is usually problem-free. It is also very cold-hardy.
This variety was discovered as a chance seedling growing at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in the USA in the 1950s. It was named after Dr. Donald Wyman, a horticulturalist who worked at the Aboretum for many years.
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.
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.