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Tea Crabapple Malus hupehensis

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MAY-lus hew-pay-EN-sis
Description

While this plant is very susceptible to fire blight and it is not tolerant of air pollution, it does have moderate drought tolerance. This plant is a triploid that comes true from seed and casts light shade. This tree is frequently damaged by deer. Its form is broadly vase-shaped, arching, and picturesque. Its growth rate is moderate. This tree enjoys sun to light shade.

 


 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#deciduous#fall color#white flowers#pink flowers#purple leaves#yellow leaves#cpp#copper leaves#fall color yellow
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#deciduous#fall color#white flowers#pink flowers#purple leaves#yellow leaves#cpp#copper leaves#fall color yellow
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Malus
    Species:
    hupehensis
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    moderate drought tolerance
    Edibility:
    Flowers are edible in moderation but do not eat many as their flowers contain cyanide precursors.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Broad
    Vase
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has abundant 0.4 in. greenish-yellow to red fruit in fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    This plant has deep pink buds fading to fragrant white flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are 2-4 inches. They are purplish when young: they have a yellow and copper fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden