Evereste crabapple trees are so floriferous that you can hardly see the branches under all the blossom. The dark pink buds open into mostly white blooms, with some clusters keeping a little bit of a pink tinge. These mature into a big crop of small, yellow-orange fruit which is excellent for crab apple jelly, applesauce or for pressing into a mixed cider brew. The glossy green leaves turn rich shades of gold in the autumn. This is a very tough tree that will do well beside a road in the city.
Evereste crabapple trees make excellent pollinators in an apple orchard. In the garden, they are tidy upright plants which become semi-weeping under the weight of their crop of crabs.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
Malus Evereste Trivia
Malus Evereste was bred in 1980. It won an RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002. The name is not a mis-spelling of the mountain. Instead, it was named after Miss Eve Reste. Lucky girl.