Malus Tschonoskii crabapple trees are also known as the Pillar crab due to their vigorous, narrow upright growth. Although it is tall for a crabapple, this tree is very compact and the canopy of mature trees shouldn't spread more 3-4 metres across. It has silvery leaves in spring that turn lush green by summer. The white flowers, with just a blush of pink, aren't as abundant as our other crabapples and the yellow-green fruit that follow aren't especially showy either, although they do remain on the branches into the new year. Tschonoskii's season of glory is in autumn, when the leaves turn into a mottled tapestry of warm yellow, orange and scarlet with purple-green patches. Malus Tschonoskii can reach a height of about 12 metres.
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 Tschonoskii Trivia
This tree was Collected from Mount Fujiyama, Japan, in 1897 by Sargent. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit, as well as two awards for its autumn colour. The name Tschonoskii is an adaption of the Japanese name for this tree, Chonosuki.