Evereste (Malus 'evereste') produces a show of pretty cup-shaped white flowers in late spring. In September, large orange-yellow fruit , which are red-flushed, go to produce an eye catching display in late summer. This tree is best suited to a sunny position and this tree is tolerant of poor air quality, so ideal for planting in gardens near to busy roads. Considered to be a good pollinator for other apple trees.
Expect a final height of around 7m.
Malus Evereste Size Options
We usually have the following options available:
5 Litre :Usually in a 5 litre pot and is usually 120-150cm tall and 2+ years old.
M27 :Usually in 5-12 litre pot, 3-4 years old and is grafted onto a M27 rootstock (keeps the size a bit more compact, around 2m). Grown as a half standard.
MM106 :Usually in a 5-12 litre pot, 3-3 years old and is grown as a half standard on MM106 rootstock (grows to around 4m)
Malus Evereste Options Explained
As you might have guessed, the rootstock option explains the height range it is supplied at. The new stock is released in August so if you buy shortly after then you will be at the lower end of the range. If you buy before August then you will get the upper range. The downside to waiting until just before August is that we might be out of stock.
Half Standard refers to the shape that it has been pruned to. Half Standard crudely means lollipop shape e.g. about half of the trunk is clear of branches.
M27 refers to the name of the rootstock the tree is grafted onto. This improves qualities of the tree such as health and disease resistance. It also restricts the height of the tree therefore making it suitable for smaller gardens. Ultimate height is difficult to predict as local weather and soil conditions will have a large influence.
Evereste is supplied at of height of between 1.20m and 2.4m in a 7-12 litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Crab Apple Trees Listed As Patio
Any Crab apple tree listed as suitable for patio growing means that it has most likely been grafted onto an M27 rootstock giving it an ultimate height of around 1.5 metres. The standard 12 Litre options are usually grafted onto MM106 rootstock and ultimate heights are determined be each species. Contact us first if rootstocks are important to you.
Crab Apple Disease Resistance
Crab apple trees are generally resistant to disease but those that seem to be considerably less prone to problems are Admiration, Pink Glow, Wedding Bouquet, ButterBall, Cardinal, Comtesa De Paris, Elk River, Coralburst, Donald Wyman, Golden Gem, Gorgeous, Indian Magic, Jelly King, Louisa, Prairie Fire, Rudolf, Sun Rival, Tina, Scarlett, Transitoria, Guardsman and White Star.
Crab Apple Pollinators
Crab apples have long flowering periods which makes them very useful as pollination partners. Many commercial orchards inter-plant crab apples with normal apple trees to increase fruit yield.
Crab Apple Drought Resistance
Generally speaking, Crab Apples tolerate drought reasonably well.
Sun Or Shade For Crab Apples
For best results from the flowers and fruits, a full sun position is preferred however light shade is acceptable. Excessive shade will lead to less flowers and fruits, a more open canopy and problems with Powdery Mildew. Shade and poor drainage is a good combination for bacterial and fungal issues.
Crab Apple Suckering
If your Crab Apple has been grafted (many are) then you may experience small green shoots growing out the side of the tree below the graft point (around 10-30cm above ground) Remove these by rubbing your hand across the bark or snapping off. These will not grow as the original tree you purchased.