Mespilus germanica (The Nottingham Medlar)
A slow-growing small tree with an umbrella-shaped crown, mature specimens are often wider than they are high. The leaves of the Medlar are oval shaped and toothed, with a hairy underside, and turn to striking shades of reddish brown and golden yellow in the autumn. A profusion of large white flowers are produced in late Spring to early Summer, and these are followed by a decorative edible fruit. Although hard and incredibly sour if picked too early, the fruit is quite delicious when over ripe, often after the first frost. Adaptable and sturdy, Medlar tolerates most conditions, but prefers well-drained, fertile soil. It will thrive in a sunny location, sheltered from strong winds, but it can be grown in partial shade as well.
Ultimate height 5m (16ft), Spread 5m (16ft).
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