|Grid reference||ST 17816 77057|
|Common name||Chilko crab|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Height||9M January 2016|
|Girth||88cm December 2015|
This tree is on the east side of the Apple group, by the canal and close to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. It is approximately 33M from the Fishers Bridge.
General tree description
Malus 'Chilko' is a small tree with a spreading crown. Its leaves are oval, purplish at first, dark green when mature. In mid spring there are large, red-pink flowers up to 4.5cm across, which are followed by large (4cm), rounded crab apples. These are deep red and shiny, and they ripen in August. The fruits are produced in alternate years. Malus 'Chilko' takes its name from Chilko Lake in south west British Columbia.