Malus x robusta at Bute Park

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Malus x robusta
mid September 2017

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Malus x robusta
early May 2018

Grid reference ST 17778 77057
Common name Cherry crab
Common name Hybrid Siberian crab
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Tag 2399
Height 7M September 2017
Girth 58cm September 2017
Reference 533

This tree is on the south side of the Apple group.

Malus x robusta bark

Malus x robusta bark
September 2017

Malus x robusta flower1

Malus x robusta flowering branch
early May 2018

Malus x robusta leaf2

Malus x robusta leaves & buds
early May 2018

Malus x robusta flower2

Malus x robusta flowers
early May 2018

Malus x robusta flower3

Malus x robusta flowers
early May 2018

Malus x robusta leaf

Malus x robusta leaves
mid September 2017

Malus x robusta fruit

Malus x robusta fruit
mid September 2017

Malus x robusta fruit2

Malus x robusta fruit
mid September 2017

General tree description

Malus x robusta is a hybrid of Malus baccata (Siberian crab) and Malus prunifolia (Plum-leaved crab). It is a small tree with a bushy, irregular shape and drooping branch tips. It has large (8 to 11cm long), oblong, coarse, bright green leaves, and clusters of 3 to 4cm flowers in May and June. The flowers are pink in bud, opening white or pink-white. The fruits are globular or ellipsoid, 1 to 3cm long, yellow or red, and they remain on the tree until the following spring.