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Latin Name: Mespilus germanicus
Forestart Reference: MEGER1

A highly ornamental tree, grown for it's odd fruit since Roman times. Large hairy leaves and large white flower in late spring. Some autumn colour. Fruit needs to be 'bletted' before eating.

Common name: Medlar
Native: SW Asia, Bulgaria, Turkey
Provenance: USA
Size and spread (10years): 2.5m X 3.5m
Treatment required: Not for the faint hearted! 
12 mth cold damp, 6mth warm damp, 4mth cold damp.
Germinal seeds/kg:
Ideal sowing period:
Soil conditions: deep, fertile, well drained
Planting: A warm sheltered site. Wide spreading so needs space.
Mature height: 4-5m 

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