Malus hupehensis at Victoria Park

Malus hupehensis 0

Malus hupehensis
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis 1

Malus hupehensis with fruit
early September 2016

Grid reference ST 15424 76804
Common name Hupeh crab
Origin China
Deciduous Yes
Height 12M May 2016
Girth 134cm May 2016
Reference 440

This tree is west of the children's playground. It has fragrant white flowers.

The diameter of the fruits in in early September 2016 was typically 12mm.

Malus hupehensis bark

Malus hupehensis bark
late May 2016

Malus hupehensis flower

Malus hupehensis flowers
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis flower2

Malus hupehensis flowers
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis leaf

Malus hupehensis leaves
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis fruit1

Malus hupehensis fruit
mid August 2016

Malus hupehensis fruit2

Malus hupehensis fruit
early September 2016

Malus hupehensis leaf2

Malus hupehensis leaves
early September 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