This small, compact crab apple is in full flower on the Main Lawn.
Originating from the eastern Mediterranean this member of the rose family (Rosaceae) produces umbels of three to ten flowers, each up to 4cm in diameter. These develop to form slightly elongated fruits containing stone cells, which ordinarily occur in pears. The flowers and fruits sit amidst leaves which are described as 3-lobed, hence the specific epithet trilobata, although the leaf is variable in shape. These take on yellow, red and purple hues in the autumn. This species is also variable in form, with this example being compact in habit, but others being larger and having a much more open habit.