One of the ancestors of the cultivated apple tree, the crab apple tree can be found growing wild in hedgerows. Some varieties have been cultivated for garden use, both for their flowers and for the fruit. Similar in cultivation to the domestic apple tree, it has many similarities, but the fruit are smaller and more irregular in shape. The tree is one of few hosts of the parasitic mistletoe. Malus tschonoskii is a species Crab Apple which is native to central and southern Japan. It has a columnar habit, growing quite tall, and produces red flushed yellow/green fruits in Autumn. Good autumn colour.

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It requires moist air.

Pests and Diseases:

It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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