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Malus hupehensis

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Native to Hupeh province in China, Malus hupehensis is a free-growing small tree covered with lightly fragrant flowers which are pink when in bud, turning white as they open in spring. These pretty flowers are followed in autumn by small, deep red fruit. The fruit are colourful and good for wildlife.

Malus hupehensis is a beautiful small garden tree.

Supplied Size: 5L containers (freshly potted, 100 - 125 cm tall)

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Malus hupehensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Malus hupehensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Malus hupehensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Small rounded tree with stiff, fairly upright branches.
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 7 m (23 ft)

Notes: The fruit of Malus hupehensis are popular with wildlife, especially birds.

Plant Finder: about Malus hupehensis

Common names

Hupeh crab, Flowering crab


Malus hupehensis (Hupeh crab). This is a vigorous spreading crab-apple it grows about 9m tall and wide. The leaves are dark green, tinged with purple when young, It will bears large, fragrant white flowers, pink in bud, and small yellow and orange fruit that ripen to red.


They will prefer a cool, moist climate with full sun with fertile, well-drained, loamy soil, you must protect from strong winds. You can propagate by budding in summer or grafting in winter.

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen, ornamental fruit

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Malus hupehensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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