Mespilus germanica

Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica 
medlar
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-6m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Fruit trees
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Medlar is a less known fruit tree from S.W.Asia. It is a small tree or a large deciduous shrub whose close relative is loquat, a less hardy species of the same genus. So if you are looking for a tree with similar foliage but hardier try this one.

The mid green leaves are stiff, partly glossy, oblong-oval, and turn bronze-red and golden yellow in autumn. From mid spring until early summer it bears typically apple-like, white to pink-tinged flowers that are up to 5 cm across. They are self-fertile.

Flowers are followed by almost spherical orange-brown fruit in autumn that take quite some time to ripen well. The fruit is edible only after the first frosts and we recommend leaving it on the tree for a couple of weeks longer when they achieve really delicious, sweet taste. The flesh is soft and juicy, the skin is firm, a little bitter if eaten too early.

The tree has rounded crown. Medlar is not fussy about soil type provided it is well drained. It thrives in semi-fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline, moist soil in full sun where it grows at its natural speed and requires no pruning. Fully hardy to abt. -29°C (USDA zone 5), perhaps a bit more.

Last update 05-01-2010.
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Mespilus germanica height 80-100 cm
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Mespilus germanica
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SPRING 2021
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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