Malus Donald Wyman crab apple trees

Malus Donald Wyman crab-apple tree
  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile

Malus 'Donald Wyman' is a popular large crab-apple tree which has a pleasing appearance in the garden.

The blossom is white and borne in great profusion.

The fruitlets are very small, but remain on the tree into early winter, providing interest even after the leaves have fallen.

Malus Donald Wyman crab apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock  125cm 24.00 Sold outalert me

    Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

    *Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

    Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

    Summary features of Malus Donald Wyman

    Growing

    • Gardening skill: Average?
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fertility: Self-fertile?
    • Flowering group: 3?
    • Pollinating others: Good?
    • Ploidy: Diploid?
    • Vigour: Slightly large?
    • Height after 10 years: Up to 6m / 20ft
    • Bearing regularity: Regular?
    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Growth rate: Average
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent?
    • Flowering season: Mid-season
    • Overall disease resistance: Average?

    Uses

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Blossom colour: White
    • Flower form: Single flower (up to 8 petals)
    • Leaf colour: Green

    Climate

    • Temperate climates
    • Tolerates cold winters
    • Planting position: Full sun preferred

    Pollination guide for Malus Donald Wyman

    Malus Donald Wyman is in flowering group 3. Malus Donald Wyman is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

    Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

    Important: advice about pollination

    How to grow Malus Donald Wyman crab apple trees

    Do not be put off by Internet reports of this variety's susceptibility to fireblight - it is rarely a factor in the UK climate.

    Historical details

    This variety is named after Donald Wyman, a horticulturalist at Harvard University in the USA where this variety was discovered.

    Botanical name

    Malus sp. 'Donald Wyman'