Malus 'Van Eseltine' at Bute Park

Malus 'Van Eseltine' 0

Malus 'Van Eseltine'
early February 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' 1

Malus 'Van Eseltine'
late April 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' 2

Malus 'Van Eseltine'
early May 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' 3

Malus 'Van Eseltine'
early August 2016

Grid reference ST 17803 77051
Common name  
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2016
Missing tag 1953
Old tag 106
Planted 1989
Height 7.5M May 2016
Girth 75cm May 2016
Reference 429

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.

The tag on this tree is number 1952 which is actually that of Malus 'Chilko'. It should be number 1953.

Malus 'Van Eseltine' bark

Malus 'Van Eseltine' bark
April 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' flower0

Malus 'Van Eseltine' buds & flowers
late April 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' flower1

Malus 'Van Eseltine' buds & flowers
late April 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' flower2

Malus 'Van Eseltine' flowers
late April 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' leaf

Malus 'Van Eseltine' leaf
early May 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' fruit

Malus 'Van Eseltine' fruit
early August 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' fruit2

Malus 'Van Eseltine' fruit
early August 2016

Malus 'Van Eseltine' fruit3

Malus 'Van Eseltine' fruit
late October 2016

General tree description

Malus 'Van Eseltine' is a hybrid of Malus x arnoldiana and Malus spectabilis. It is a small upright tree with a narrow crown and flowers in spring with the emerging leaves. The flowers are red in bud, then pink-white, 3.5 to 5cm across. The fruits are yellow and 2cm across.