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Malus 'John Downie' (Apple 'John Downie')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Malus 'John Downie'

Other names

Apple 'John Downie'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'John Downie' _ 'John Downie' is a mid-sized, deciduous tree with bright green leaves and pink-budded white blossom. In autumn the fruits are bright scarlet-orange.


Malus 'John Downie' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly conical, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Malus 'John Downie' (Apple 'John Downie') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 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.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Malus 'John Downie'

Other names

Apple 'John Downie'

Genus

Malus Malus

Variety or Cultivar

'John Downie' _ 'John Downie' is a mid-sized, deciduous tree with bright green leaves and pink-budded white blossom. In autumn the fruits are bright scarlet-orange.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly conical, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Woolly aphid , Fruit tree red spider mite

Specific diseases

Apple and pear canker , Apple scab , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Malus 'John Downie' (Apple 'John Downie') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 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.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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