Cut-leaf Crabapple (Malus toringoides)
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The Cutleaf Crabapple (Malus toringoides) grows to around 8m. One of the last crabapples to bloom in spring with small pure white flowers. The apricot-yellow fruit have a rosy pink cheek on the sunny side and are considered among the showiest of all crabapple fruit.
It is endemic to mountain ranges of China, located within Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai and Sichuan Provinces. It was introduced into the UK by James Veitch & Sons, Chelsea in 1904 and into the United States by the Arnold Arboretum in 1908.
Fiala Fr. John L. (1994) Flowering Crabapples The Genus Malus. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.
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