• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Malus tschonoskii

Chonosuki crab

Chonosuki crab

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  • Other common names Chonosuki crab
    pillar crab

  • Genus 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

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Details M. tschonoskii is a vigorous, narrowly conical, medium-sized deciduous tree with ovate leaves turning bright orange, red and purple in autumn. Flowers white, from pink buds. Fruits 2.5cm in width, greenish-yellow tinged red

  • Plant range Japan

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    8-12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile soil; will tolerate partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in a seedbed in autumn or by budding in late summer. Grafting can be carried out in midwinter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite and caterpillars may be a problem

Diseases May be affected by apple scab, apple canker and powdery mildews. Susceptible to fireblight

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