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Malus domestica 'Discovery' (Apple 'Discovery')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Discovery'

Other names

Apple 'Discovery'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Discovery' _ 'Discovery' is an upright, spreading apple tree covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in spring, followed by crisp, juicy, red dessert apples.


Malus domestica 'Discovery' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented in spring

Tree shape

Spreading, Upright

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples

General care

Pruning

Thin fruit as required.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Malus domestica 'Discovery' (Apple 'Discovery') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Discovery'

Other names

Apple 'Discovery'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'Discovery' _ 'Discovery' is an upright, spreading apple tree covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in spring, followed by crisp, juicy, red dessert apples.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented in spring

Tree shape

Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Red spider mite (box and other) , Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite , Mussel scale

Specific diseases

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Sooty blotch and fly speck of apples

General care

Pruning

Thin fruit as required.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Malus domestica 'Discovery' (Apple 'Discovery') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, free-draining soil in full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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