Mespilus germanica 'NOTTINGHAM'

Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica 'NOTTINGHAM'
medlar
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-4m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
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
Deciduous broadleaf
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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.

Nottingham is an English medlar variety renowned for its rusty brown fruit of apple and pear flavour. The fruit is a little flattened at the end and about the same size as those on the species. It is edible only after the first frosts, or if picked early it should be bletted in room temperature in order to become soft and sweet. However, we recommend leaving the fruit hanging on the tree for as long as possible, obviously avoiding serious frosts. Then the flesh is soft, juicy, and sweet, and the easiest way to eat it off the tree is to suck it off. And it is probably the latest outdoor growing fruit of our climate (zone 5-6).

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.


The tree has rounded or flattened 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 05-12-2016.
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Mespilus germanica 'NOTTINGHAM' height 60-80 cm
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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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