Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet'
Description: Most notably grown for the mass of small yellow fruits produced in late summer which remain throughout autumn and much of winter before browning. Prior to this in spring a mass of white blossom amongst the fresh green leaves. A reliable all round small tree.
Uses: Used widely as a tree for a small garden. Also comonly used as a pollinator in orchards for fruit trees and can be used for that purpose in a garden where there is limited space for a number of apple trees.
Climate/Position: Sunny position prefered.
Height/Spread: 5-7 metres height and spread.
Soil Requirements: Any well drained fertile soil.
Pruning: Little pruning should be required but if formative pruning is required then this should be done after flowering. Heavier pruning if required could be done in winter as with fruit trees.
Special Requirements: Avoid waterlogged soils
Additional Interest: Bred at Waterers Nursery prior to 1949