A Medlar belongs to the Mespilus family. Medlar trees are closely allied to Hawthorns. In addition a Medlar tree is often found in old Cottage gardens as Medlar trees can live to a very great age. They make characterful, attractive trees; a Medlar tree can combine as an ornamental and a productive tree in the garden. Medlar trees have softly downy rough textured foliage; these leaves adorn the Medlar tree in a blaze of Autumn colour. Often Medlar trees go out in a blaze of oranges and reds in November. Medlars a connoisseurs delight, in late Autumn of each year your Medlar tree will ripen strange rounded rust brown fruits which have been used for centuries in making jellies which associate very well with meat and game dishes. A Medlar tree also has large, pretty white and pink flowers in late Spring. With its gnarled trunk, characterful air and nice blossom, a Medlar tree would be a worthwhile addition to any garden. Slow growing, Medlar trees seldom get out of hand and require little or no pruning. Medlar trees are hardy everywhere. All Medlar tree varieties are self fertile. ‘Nottingham’ is the most productive kind of Medlar tree, although the variety ‘Royalty’ has the most stunning foliage in Autumn.
A Medlar tree will mature to around 12’ in your garden.