Malus hupehensis at Bute Park

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Malus hupehensis
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 17780 77128
Common name Hupeh crab
Origin China
Deciduous Yes
TROBI Remarkable Tree
Tag 2429
Height 11M May 2016
Girth 220cm @ 1.1M June 2016
Reference 454

This tree is 50M north of Fisher's Bridge by the west side of the path.

The diameter of the fruits in in early September 2016 was typically 12.5mm.

Malus hupehensis bark

Malus hupehensis bark
June 2016

Malus hupehensis leaf

Malus hupehensis leaves
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis flower

Malus hupehensis flowers
mid May 2016

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Malus hupehensis flowers
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis foliage

Malus hupehensis in fruit
early August 2016

Malus hupehensis fruit

Malus hupehensis fruit
early August 2016

Malus hupehensis fruit2

Malus hupehensis fruit
early September 2016

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Malus hupehensis fruit
early October 2016

General tree description

Malus hupehensis can grow to as much as 12 metres, unusually tall for a crab apple tree, and has widely spreading branches. Its leaves are 5 to 10 cm long, dark green, oval and pointed. White-pink flowers in clusters open in April from pink buds. The fruits are decorative, cherry-like, ripening to red in September