Malus hupehensis at Llandaff Fields

Malus hupehensis 0

Malus hupehensis
late April 2016

Malus hupehensis 1

Malus hupehensis
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 16384 77741
Common name Hupeh crab
Origin China
Deciduous Yes
TROBI Remarkable Tree 2013
Height 11M April 2016
Girth 197cm @ 1.5M April 2016
Reference 426

On the south east boundary of the old bowling green, 25M from the boundary wall. In terms of modern layour, it is between the children's playground and the croquet lawn.

The diameter of the fruits in in early September 2016 was typically 13mm.

Malus hupehensis bark

Malus hupehensis bark
April 2016

Malus hupehensis leaf

Malus hupehensis leaves
late April 2016

Malus hupehensis flower1

Malus hupehensis flowers
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis flower2

Malus hupehensis flowers
mid May 2016

Malus hupehensis fruit1

Malus hupehensis fruit
early August 2016

Malus hupehensis fruit2

Malus hupehensis fruit
early August 2016

Malus hupehensis fruit3

Malus hupehensis fruit showing part redening
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