facebook instagram pinterest2 twitter youtube google-plus linkedin2 basket

Webshop - Plants in Stock To Buy Online - Nationwide UK Delivery


Plant Sales Enquiries 020 8367 8809

contact us by email... NEWSLETTER SIGN UP READ OUR BLOG
Paramount Plants and Gardens logo
The UK's Leading Specialists For Mature Trees & Shrubs
0
BASKET EMPTY

Mespilus Germanica Westerveld Medlar

Mespilus Germanica Westerveld or Medlar Westerveld is a small deciduous tree reliably producing an annual fruit crop
Mespilus Germanica Westerveld or Medlar Westerveld fruit crop
Nationwide Delivery
Standard Sized
Plant/Tree
delivery
Oversized
Plant/Tree
delivery

Delivery Options for standard sized tree/plants ie without lorry icon.

Nationwide UK deliveries (except a few outer postcodes).

STANDARD DELIVERY
(EXCEPT OUTER POSTCODES SEE BELOW):

Order Value Del. Cost
Below £50 No Delivery
£50-£350 £34.95
Over £350 Free

OUTER AREAS POSTCODE DELIVERY:

Destination Del. Cost
Isle of Wight £95

Prices above for delivery of our standard sized plants/trees. Nationwide UK deliveries (except a few outer postcodes).

see deliveries for more info...

Available Sizes to buy online All Prices Include VAT
Height Excluding Pot:
350-400cm (11ft 5-13ft 1)

Pot size: 80 Litres
Plant ID: 6382
Price: £490.00
30% Discount £343.00
Discount applied to orders over £350 (excl delivery)
Quantity:

For OVERSIZED Plant Orders delivery will be one charge of £60 for Greater & Outer London or £95 or £145 for selected Further Distance postcodes. To check delivery cost add your plants to basket, then you can type your postcode in our Quick Delivery Price Check.

Mespilus Germanica Westerveld or Medlar Westerveld is a small, thorny deciduous tree that reliably produces an annual fruit crop. This Medlar variety is not only grown for its edible fruit, but for its attractive features that rival the Black Mulberry. It is ideally suited for mixed shrub borders or to be planted as a specimen tree, especially in small gardens.

Medlar Westerveld is a tree with a year-round interest. Its unusual form, petite with an irregular, flat-topped crown ensures this cultivar offers decorative value even outside the plant’s active months. In the spring, elongated to obovate leaves emerge, fresh green, finely serrated and with soft hairs over their surface. In early summer, striking white singular flowers are produced. In the autumn, the foliage turns reddish brown to deep, golden yellow and makes a striking display of colours in the landscape. The fruit this variety produces is similar to one of its close relatives such as the Common Medlar but larger in size. It is favoured by birds and pollinators.

Medlar fruit is edible, but only once it softens. After the first frosts, the fruit is ready for harvest. To blet (or soften) the fruit, pick it from the tree and leave it a few weeks to soften before consuming. When bletted, medlar fruit is quite tasty and can be used to make jelly or eaten on its own.

Height and Width:
Staying compact as it matures, this slow-growing tree can achieve a maximum height of approximately 6 metres.

When it comes to ideal growing conditions. Medlar Westerveld asks little, but offers plenty in return. This lovely tree will be perfectly happy in any soil, including chalk and clay, as long as it is fertile and moist. To ensure an abundant fruit crop, plant this cultivar in a spot in full sun. Resilient and tough, this cultivar will not be bothered by harsh winds, and it can be grown both in exposed and sheltered locations. Undemanding, Medlar Westerveld needs very little maintenance to stay in good shape. Apart from regular removal of dead, damaged or congested shoots, there is little else to be done.

First bred in the Netherlands, the Mespilus Germanica Westerveld cultivar belongs to a family of trees native to Asia. Adaptable and robust, this fruit tree is fully hardy in the United Kingdom, and will not mind even if the temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero.

Good autumn colour and ornamental features make Mespilus Germanica Westerveld a good choice for a focus of interest in small gardens. This highly-decorative tree provides multiple seasons of interest and does not take up much space or resources to flourish. Add it to mixed shrub borders for a burst of autumn colour and structural value throughout the seasons.


We Recommend >>
Amelanchier Canadensis Rainbow Pillar
Sorbus Aucuparia Edulis Rowan Mountain Ash
Acer Campestre Nanum Dwarf Field Maple
Click images to view our Trees - All...