#109 WILSON’S YUNNAN CRABAPPLE Malus yunnanensis var. veitcheii (Wilsonii)

National Champion

Bought by My Hammond from Hilliers in January 1926. This rarely seen variety was introduced from Central China in 1901 by Ernest Wilson, plant hunting on behalf of Veitch’s nursery.

Clusters of small white flowers in Spring give way to bunches of yellow, freckled, pea-sized berries in Autumn. Naturally erect form.

This specimen was rated National Champion on Account of its height and age by Owen Johnson in 2009, author of ‘Champion Trees of Britian & Ireland: the Tree Register Handbook’.