Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit
Glowing yellow fruits in autumn
A compact specimen tree
Provides a valuable food source for birds
Height Up to 500cm (196in)
Spread Up to 400cm (157in)
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Quite spectacular in autumn! Heavy crops of glowing, golden fruits fill the branches of this attractive, deciduous tree. Malus ‘Butterball’ is a compact, small tree with an attractive spreading habit, making an unmissable focal point in the garden. The dark green foliage takes turns to orange and gold in autumn, providing a colourful backdrop for its ripening fruits.
It is equally attractive in spring when the branches are decorated with pretty, pink-flushed buds that open to white blossom. A superb specimen tree and a good pollinator for many eating apples. The fruits provide a valuable source of food for wild birds and can also be used to make crab apple jelly. Height: 5m (16’). Spread: 4m (13’).
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
2 x 12 litre potted malus trees (TKA1782)
1 x 12 litre potted malus tree (KA1781)
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3