Malus White Star

White Star crab apple
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Fruit colour: Russet
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange

Malus 'White Star' is a modern English crab-apple. In spring it features a mass of star-like white flowers, whilst in the autumn it produces medium-sized golden russeted crab-apples. These stay on the tree until early winter and are useful for feeding wildlife.

The tree grows fairly quickly, and with a pleasing upright spreading shape.

Malus 'White Star' was developed by English fruit enthusiast Hugh Ermen. All his crab-apple and apple varieties tend to make good easy-growing garden trees.

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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

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Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Malus 'White Star' is easy to grow and generally untroubled by diseases.

White Star characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive fruit Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flowering month: April May
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
  • Fruit colour: Russet Yellow / Orange
  • Fruit size: Average
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
  • Wildlife: RHS perfect for pollinators Attractive to birds

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We have a very wide range of 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.