Malus 'Butterball' at Bute Park

Malus 'Butterball' 0

Malus 'Butterball'
early August 2017

Malus 'Butterball' 1

Malus 'Butterball'
mid September 2017

Malus 'Butterball' 2

Malus 'Butterball'
early May 2018

Grid reference ST 17766 77029
Common name Crab apple 'Butterball'
Origin North America
Deciduous Yes
Status GB National Champion 2017
Tag 2376
Old tag 382
Planted 1991/92
Height 7M August 2017
Girth 77cm August 2017
Reference 527

This tree is at the south end of the Apples group and west of the main path.

Malus 'Butterball' bark

Malus 'Butterball' bark
August 2017

Malus 'Butterball' flower1

Malus 'Butterball' flowering branch
early May 2018

Malus 'Butterball' flower2

Malus 'Butterball' flowers & opening buds
early May 2018

Malus 'Butterball' flower3

Malus 'Butterball' flowers & opening buds
early May 2018

Malus 'Butterball' fruit1

Malus 'Butterball' green unripe fruit
early August 2017

Malus 'Butterball' fruit3

Malus 'Butterball' branch of fruit
early August 2017

Malus 'Butterball' fruit2

Malus 'Butterball' fruit
early August 2017

Malus 'Butterball' fruit4

Malus 'Butterball' fruit
mid September 2017

Malus 'Butterball' fruit5

Malus 'Butterball' fruit
late September 2017

General tree description

Malus 'Butterball' is a small, spreading tree with drooping branches. Its leaves open grey-green in spring and mature to bright green. White flowers flushed with pink appear in late spring with the leaves. The fruits are 2 to 3cm round apples, yellow with a red-orange flush.