|Grid reference||ST 19757 78021|
|Common name||Chinese crab|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||10M March 2015|
|Girth||135cm March 2015|
This tree is beside the Westville Road railings, 30M east of the middle gate.
No fruit was observed on this tree in the summer of 2016.
General tree description
Malus spectabilis is a small tree with upright branches and an open crown, which can grow to 15 metres tall, but more typically around 10 metres. Its bark is scaly with patches of grey, brown and purple. The leaves are broad oval, up to 8cm across, glossy above and hairy beneath. Flowering is in April and May, with the young leaves. The flowers are very large (5cm across), rich pink in colour from red buds. They are followed by yellow globular apples up to 2.5cm in diameter, which may persist into winter