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Professor Sprenger

Malus x zumi

Professor Sprenger is a well-proportioned white-blossomed crab-apple - the intensity and profusion of the white flowers rivals some flowering cherries.

In autumn the leaves turn yellow, but the main attraction is the mass of orange fruitlets.

Professor Sprenger crab-apple trees for sale

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    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

Professor Sprenger is easy to grow and very cold-hardy and disease-resistant. It grows with a gently spreading habit.

History

Professor Sprenger is related to the well-known Golden Hornet, and shares that variety's abundant blossom and fruitlets.

It is named after Professor Albrecht Marinus Sprenger of the Institute of Horticulture at the University of Wageningen, in Holland.

Professor Sprenger characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Fruit colourOrange
  • Fruit sizeAverage
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Golden Hornet
    Malus x zumi
    Golden Hornet
    Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.

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.