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Medlar 'Nottingham' | Mespilus germanica - 150-160cm - 12lt

Medlar 'Nottingham' | Mespilus germanica - 150-160cm - 12lt

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The Medlar 'Nottingham' is a distinct fruit tree, revered for its historical importance and its production of unusual, tangy fruits. Originating from the species Mespilus germanica, this tree is renowned for its hardiness and minimal maintenance needs, making it an appealing choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Growing to a moderate size with a compact habit, the Medlar 'Nottingham' is ideal for smaller gardens, yielding large, russeted fruits that are not only ornamental but also edible once they undergo a process called bletting, in which the fruits are allowed to overripen, developing a sweet and tart flavor profile.

During spring, this tree is a visual delight, adorned with large, white, ornate blossoms that attract pollinators, adding ecological value to the garden ecosystem. Its leaves are deciduous and exhibit a stunning autumnal color display, providing year-round interest in the landscape.

The rich cultural and culinary history of the Medlar 'Nottingham' dates back centuries, with references in literature and historical texts underscoring its esteemed status in bygone eras. While not as commonly grown today, it remains a valued specimen for those interested in heritage fruits and traditional gardening practices. The fruits, which are known for their unique taste and texture, can be used in a variety of culinary applications, including jellies, jams, and desserts, making the Medlar 'Nottingham' a multifaceted addition to the garden.

  • Common Name

    Medlar 'Nottingham'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    southwest Asia

  • Flower

    white to pink flowers

  • Foliage

    large, leathery, stiff, oblong, green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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