Malus × zumi 'Golden Hornet'
crab apple 'Golden Hornet'
'Golden Hornet' is a small deciduous tree with a broad ovoid crown and white flowers followed by a profuse crop of bright, deep yellow fruits 2.5cm in length, which persist well into winter
Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile soil; will tolerate partial shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
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