Malus floribunda

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Malus floribunda
Malus floribunda (Japanese crabapple).jpg
Malus floribunda blossom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Malus
Species: M. floribunda
Binomial name
Malus floribunda
Siebold ex Van Houtte

Malus floribunda, common name Japanese flowering crabapple,[1][2] purple chokeberry,[2] or showy crabapple,[2] originates from Japan and East Asia. It may be a wild species, or a hybrid of M. sieboldii x M. baccata.[citation needed]

It forms a round-headed, small deciduous tree with narrow leaves on arching branches. The flowers are white or pale pink, opening from crimson buds. The fruit is red and yellow, of about 1cm in diameter.

It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]



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