Malus 'Evereste'

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Ripe fruits of Malus 'Evereste' with yellowing foliage

Malus PERPETU 'Evereste' is an ornamental cultivar of crabapple that was developed by INRA in 1974[1] and is registered under their trademark[2] with the name Malus perpetu.[3][4]

Description & uses[edit]

'Evereste' is a small deciduous tree[4] that grows to a height of 7 m (22 ft), and spread of 6 m (20 ft).[5] The tree is conical in shape and has somewhat lobed, elliptical leaves.


The 'Evereste' crabapple flowers in spring,[5] producing a large number of flowers.[6] The flowers are 5 cm (2 in) in width.[4] When the flowers are buds the petals are red, but when the flowers open the petals are white with a pink tint.[4][5][6]

The 'Evereste' fruit reaches up to 2.5 cm (1 in) in length. Its skin is yellowish-orange[4] and red-flushed. The tree fruits in autumn, and the fruits continue to ripen into the winter.[5]

The fruits can be used for crab apple jelly, apple sauce or for pressing into a mixed cider brew.[6]

The 'Evereste' crabapple can also be used as a pollenizer for domesticated apples that are self-sterile.[7]



'Evereste' crabapple grows best in moderately moist, well drained soil. It prefers full sun, but tolerates partial shade. This species is disease resistant, and also tolerates pollution.[5]


The 'Evereste' crabapple received the Award of Garden Merit as an ornamental tree from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.[8]


  1. ^ Sapho
  2. ^ M. Duron (1984), "In vitro propagation of the ornamental INRA®Malus × Perpetu® 'Evereste'", Scientia Horticulturae, 22 (1–2): 133–137, doi:10.1016/0304-4238(84)90093-1
  3. ^ Kordes Jungpflanzen Archived December 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b c d e Royal Horticultural Society
  5. ^ a b c d e DeepDale Trees
  6. ^ a b c Ash Ridge Trees
  7. ^ "C&O Nursery - OTHER VARIETIES". Archived from the original on 2018-09-09. Retrieved 2023-01-03.
  8. ^ "Awards list of RHS". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2014-12-19.

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