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White Star

White Star crab apple

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.

White Star crab-apple trees for sale

    Next deliveries

    Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).

    How to grow

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


    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.

    White Star characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitScented flowers
    • Growth habitUpright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flowering monthAprilMay
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
    • Leaf colour - summerGreen
    • Fruit colourRussetYellow / Orange
    • Growth rateFast
    • Fruit sizeAverage
    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Annual cycleDeciduous
    • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds
    • Food usesJam / Jelly
    • Fruit persistencePersistent

    What will it look like?

    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.

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    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.