Malus transitoria (cut-leaf crabapple) is a species of flowering plant in the apple genus Malus of the family Rosaceae, native to China. It is a deciduous tree growing to 8 m (26 ft) tall by 10 m (33 ft) wide. It is cultivated as an ornamental tree for its elegant shape, abundant white flowers, and small yellow fruits 8 mm in diameter. The deeply divided leaves turn yellow in autumn. It is also used as rootstock for other apples. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
The Latin transitoria means "short-lived". The name "cut-leaf" refers to the shape of the leaves.
M transitoria var. centralasiatica
M transitoria var. glabrescens
M transitoria var. transitoria
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