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Malus hupehensis

Hupeh crab

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & August
  • Height8m to 13m
  • Spread12m to 16m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Flowering crab

Origin

E. Asia - China, Japan

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen, ornamental fruit

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate by budding in late summer or by grafting in mid-winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trees are sometimes attacked by aphids, caterpillars and red spider mite, and are susceptible to fireblight and apple scab.

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