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Malus hupehensis is a Chinese crabapple tree, known as the Hubei / Hupei Crab or the Tea Crabapple. It is a small but fast growing tree that is well suited to the average sized garden. It has profuse white flowers in late spring and small red fruit.
Malus hupehensis can reach a height of about 9 metres.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy wild crabapple saplings here.
Browse all of our other varieties of ornamental Crabapple trees & hedging plants for sale here.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Malus hupehensis trees:
This small, goblet shaped tree is covered with white blossom in spring, which matures into bright red fruit that look like cherries. These hang onto the branches well into winter. Old tree will start to spread out and develop a wide, rounded canopy, but you can always prune them back if they get too big.
This tree is a triploid and will not pollinate other apple trees. John Downie and Golden Hornet make excellent orchard pollinators.
History & uses of Malus hupehensis
This tree is native to China and Japan. The prolific botanical explorer Ernest Wilson first came across it in China's Hupeh province and introduced it to Britain in 1900. It has won an RHS Award of Garden Merit and the Award of Merit for its cut flowers.
All the accessories you need to plant a large tree, i.e. any Ornamental Standard or Bush or Half-Standard fruit tree.
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