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John Downie Crab Apple Tree (Malus `John Downie`) GOOD FOR JELLY + FAST GROWNING Supplied height 1.5 to 2.4m in a 10-15 litre container**FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**  
John Downie Crab Apple Tree (Malus `John Downie`) GOOD FOR JELLY + FAST GROWNING  Supplied height 1.5 to 2.4m in a 10-15 litre container**FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**
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Available Options:
Rootstock Qty
M27 Grows to 1.5m (+£2.50)   
MM106 Half Standard Grows to 3.5m * default  
MM106+ Half Standard Grows to 3.5 (+£9.00)   

John Downie Crab Apple Tree 

John Downie Rootstock Options
M27        :
Mature height will be around 150-200cm, Supplied at around this height.
MM106   : Mature height will be around 350cm. Supplied 150-180cm
MM106+: Mature height will be around 350cm, Supplied 180-240cm

The "Half Standard" part of the rootstock options refers to the tree shape. It has been pruned to give a pleasing ornamental lollipop shape and has a section of clear stem. These will be trees and not bushes or shrubs.  

John Downie is a well-known crab apple. Popular for a combination of reasons. This tree carries a combination of large quantities of cup-shaped, white flowers which open from pale pink coloured buds in late spring, followed by large, orange or red coloured fruit, which are edible and may be used in making preserves. In addition, this apple often acts as a pollination partner for many of our apple fruit trees. This fast-growing crab apple does best in a full sun position. Like our other crab apples varieties, John Downie makes an excellent choice for a small to medium sized town garden.

Expect a final height of around 4m as the John Downie crab apple tree is grafted onto a MM106 rootstock. The final height is determined by local conditions and soil types so if you are planting in "Blue Peter soil" or emulate Monty Don or any other TV gardening personality, then you are likely to get favourable results quickly. Should your local weather promote penguin population growth more than crab apple growth then expect to wait longer.  

This tree is supplied at of height of between 1.5m and 2.4m in a 10-15 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.

Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.

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. 

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.

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