Malus sargentii

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Malus sargentii
Malus sargentii.jpg
A hedge of Malus sargentii
in bloom
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Malus
Species:
M. sargentii
Binomial name
Malus sargentii

Malus sargentii, the Sargent crabapple or Sargent's apple, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Malus of the family Rosaceae.[1] The species was formerly considered a variety of the species Malus sieboldii.[2] It is a shrub or small tree growing to 6–10 ft (1.8–3.0 m) tall and 6–12 ft (1.8–3.7 m) broad.[3]

Malus sargentii is native to Japan but is commonly used as an attractive compact ornamental shrub elsewhere. Every other year it bears masses of pink buds opening to fragrant white blossom. In the autumn, many small red globose fruits appear, persisting on the tree until winter.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "GardenWeb's HortiPlex Plant Database, search results for: Malus". Archived from the original on April 4, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Plants for a Future
  3. ^ a b "Malus sargentii". Gardenia.net. Retrieved 10 June 2021.