Malus sylvestris / Melo selvatico

Species: Malus sylvestris Miller
Italian common noun: Melo selvatico
Family: Rosaceae
Natural shapesTrees DeciduosFull sunPartial shade
Climate resistance: + / -20° CClimate resistance: + / -20° C
- Legislative Decree no. 151 - Legislative Decree no. 214

Origin: Europe.

Botanical characteristics: It is a small slender tree, whose branches are sometimes prickly. It has ovate or elliptical leaves with saw-like margins, have no down and have a long reddish petiole. The plant has five-petalled white or pink flowers, which are clustered in inflorescences of 3-7 flowers, having the shape of an umbrella. It blooms in May. It has yellow sour fruits with orange-red hues, 2-3 cm long.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is widespread in the broadleaved sub-Mediterranean woodlands, that is why it is rarely cultivated. It can adapt to any type of soils but prefers the slightly acid ones.

Use: It is not used as an ornamental plant. It is used to reforest and restock the wildlife for its tasty fruits. It is used as a rootstock for the cultivation of Malus domestica.

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Produzione Note Altezza Circonferenza tronco Diametro/Lato chioma Q.tà  
Vaso 9.9.13 Vaso 9.9.13
Vaso Ø 18 Vaso Ø 18
Vaso Ø 22 Vaso Ø 22
Zolla 200-250 cm
Zolla 250-300 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 300-350 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 350-400 cm
Zolla 6-8 cm
Zolla 8-10 cm
Zolla 12-14 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 14-16 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 16-18 cm