Mespilus germanica

Medlar
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica

It is a spreading small tree or large shrub with oblong leaves turning yellow-brown in autumn. It has white flowers 5cm in width in late spring, followed by brown fruit 5cm across which is edible.

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Large white flowers

Fruit:  Large brown fruit - edible.

Leaves:  Dark green oblong.

Autumn colour:  Yellow-brown

Ultimate height:  4 - 8 meters

Uses:  Sturdy shape with great flowers and fruit which will attract birds to the garden.