Tea Crabapple

Malus hupehensis Rosaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution

China, Assam


Cornell Class of 1923 Flowering Tree Collection

Source of plant

Northeast Regional Plant Introduction Station, Princeton Nurseries, Schmidt & Son Co.


Open, irregular tree reaching 16' in height and 25' in width with straight, upright-spreading limbs studded from the short trunk to the tips with countless, very short, lateral twigs of equal length on which flower spurs are formed. Flower buds pink, opening to single, white, fragrant flowers. Fruit greenish-yellow with a slight red cheek, 0.4" across, not very showy. Good disease resistance.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

growth habit, fruiting characteristics