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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

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £47.50
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering
You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

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

History

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
  • Growth rateFast
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthAprilMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Fruit colourRussetYellow / Orange
  • Fruit sizeAverage
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Food usesJam / Jelly
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

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.