Looking for the name of a tree

roisin murphy asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry. I’m looking for the name of a tree that I have seen, but cannot seem to get the name of. I think it may be a type of crabapple. It’s a small tree with a greyish bark, green/grey leaves and it is in flower at the moment (end of April/start of May) with a deep pink small flower – it reminds me of a smaller version of a cherry blossom with a deeper colour flower. I’d be grateful if you recognise this tree and have any information on it. Thanks…..Posie

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It sounds like a crabapple, or Malus secies, alright. Most deep pink malus have purple-tinged leaves however.

Malus is prone to diseases such as apple scab and apple mildew … which can cause the leaves to turn grey … and they are often unsatisfactory in gardens.

The best bet is to visit some garden centres when the tree is in flower and see if you can come across it.

If you can post a picture in you Member pages, I might be able to be more specific.