Malus prunifolia at Cathays Cemetery

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Malus prunifolia
late April 2021

Malus prunifolia 1

Malus prunifolia
late August 2021

Grid reference ST 18008 78377
Common name Plum-leaved crab
Common name Chinese apple
Origin N.E. Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
Map section Y
Height 7M August 2021
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 684

This tree is at the south end of the Cemetery, beside a footpath. In late April 2021 its flowers were slightly fragrant.

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Malus prunifolia buds & flowers
late April 2021

Malus prunifolia flower2

Malus prunifolia flowers & leaves
late April 2021

Malus prunifolia fruit1

Malus prunifolia fruit
mid August 2021

Malus prunifolia fruit2

Malus prunifolia fruit
mid August 2021

Malus prunifolia fruit3

Malus prunifolia fruit
late August 2021

General tree description

Malus prunifolia is a small tree, up to 10 metres tall, with a dense, upright shape and grey-brown bark, which is often fissured. Its leaves are oval, 6cm in length,unequally toothed and downy underneath. In April there are white fragrant flowers that emerge from rose-crimson buds. These are followed by 3cm yellow or reddish, conical or lemon-shaped fruits.