Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' at Heath Park

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Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet'
late November 2017

Grid reference ST 17883 79626
Common name Crab apple 'Golden Hornet'
Alternative name Malus 'Golden Hornet'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Height 8M November 2017
Girth 109cm November 2017
Reference 540

This tree is between the two World War 2 huts.

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' bark

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' bark
late November 2017

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Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' bark
late November 2017

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' fruit

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' fruit late in the season
late November 2017

General tree description

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet' is a small tree, with a broad ovoid crown, reaching up to 9 metres tall. It has elliptic leaves around 6cm long, and white 3cm flowers that emerge from pink buds. The fruits are bright yellow, around 20mm across, globular or obovoid, in bunches of six or more weighing down the branches. They turn brown and rot on the tree, lingering into winter.

(M. x zumi is a hybrid of M. baccata var. mandschuria and M. toringo.)