This distinct tree provides floral interest on the Main Lawn.
One of approximately 30 species of crab apple, the Mediterranean Malus trilobata is a small tree with corymbs of single, white flowers typical of the rose family, Rosaceae. These will produce large, globular fruits containing stone-cells, which often fall from the tree before ripening. The foliage is distinct in having three unequal lobes, hence the specific epithet triloba, with tri meaning three, and lobata meaning lobed. During the autumn the leaves take on rich red hues to extend the season of interest.