Chinese Crabapple (Malus spectabilis)
Introduced before 1780 from China, it is one of the oldest and most admired of the crabs. While considered a true species it has never been found in the wild. Deep rose-red buds opening to 40 to 50 mm pale pink flowers. Yellow 20mm diameter fruit.
- Pollination: self-fertile
- Harvest: Autumn
- Features: Fruit edible if stored, good pollinator for apples.
Fiala Fr. John L. (1994) Flowering Crabapples The Genus Malus. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.
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