April 2020 updateWe are still open. It is the last few weeks of the spring planting season. Please order as soon as you can, we still have stock available. 
Pippin Trees banner logoChoose from over 280 flowering cherries, crab apples, rowans and other ornamental trees.

Professor Sprenger

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.

Malus x zumi

Professor Sprenger crab-apple trees for sale

  • Spindlebush bare-root tree £29.95
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
    Alert me
Next deliveries

Deliveries from16th April (where items shown in stock).


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
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Fruit colourOrange
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Fruit sizeAverage
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators

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.