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Hupeh/Tea Chinese Crab Apple, Large Trees

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Misc RHS AGM, Edible Fruit / Nuts, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Pink (Light), White/Cream
Type Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour, Berries

Malus hupehensis (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £43.00Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£40.00Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£37.00
  Prices include VAT

OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2021

£32.12

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    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

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    Afterplant Tree & Shrub

    From £6.95


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    From £5.76

    Tree Stake - 120 to 150cm x 5cm Rounded & treated. Necessary for all standard ornamental trees.
  • Tree Guard, Heavy Duty

    From £4.02

    The best guard for an established tree or a bare root standard

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Malus Hupehensis

Malus hupehensis is a Chinese crab apple tree, known as the Hubei / Hupei Crab or the Tea Crab apple. This small, goblet shaped tree is covered with white blossom in spring, which matures into bright red fruit that look like cherries and make the most delightful pink crab apple jelly. These hang onto the branches well into winter. Older trees will start to spread out and develop a wide, rounded canopy of about 9 metres, but you can keep them pruned them back.

Please Note: This tree is sterile and will not pollinate other apple trees. If you are looking for a pollinator for an orchard choose either John Downie and Golden Hornet. The bees don't mind, however, and will eat their fill.

Browse our variety of crab apple trees or see our full range of trees.

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.

Did You Know? 

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 both an RHS Award of Garden Merit and the Award of Merit for its cut flowers. Its was previously classified as Pyrus malus and Malus theifera. 

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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