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Chinese Crabapple (Malus spectabilis)


M. 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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