Medlar trees have attractive blossom, and the unusual fruits ripen late in the autumn.
Medlars are an unusual fruit species, related to apples and pears. They are easy to grow, self-fertile, and generally problem-free. The fruits are mainly used in the kitchen but some varieties can be eaten fresh.
Medlars make attractive ornamental trees, particularly when trained against a wall or fence. The spring blossom is abundant and the flowers are larger than apple or pear blossom, and unlike most other fruit trees they open after the leaves. In autumn the leaves take on autumnal hues.