Malus hupehensis at Thompson's Park

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Malus hupehensis
late October 2015

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Malus hupehensis
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 16161 77180
Common name Hupeh crab
Origin China
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2015
Height 12M November 2015
Girth 196cm November 2015
Reference 329

This tree is in the upper park, beside the footpath leading from the Pencisely Road entrance.

Malus hupehensis bark

Malus hupehensis bark
October 2015

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Malus hupehensis fruit
early September 2016

Malus hupehensis foliage

Malus hupehensis foliage
late October 2015

Malus hupehensis leaf

Malus hupehensis leaf
late October 2015

Malus hupehensis fruit

Malus hupehensis fruit
late October 2015

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Malus hupehensis fruit but no leaves
early December 2015

Malus hupehensis flower

Malus hupehensis flowers
mid May 2016

General tree description

Malus hupehensis can grow to as much as 12 metres, unusually tall for a crab apple tree, and has widely spreading branches. Its leaves are 5 to 10 cm long, dark green, oval and pointed. White-pink flowers in clusters open in April from pink buds. The fruits are decorative, cherry-like, ripening to red in September