Crabapple, Flowering

Location: across campus
Approximate blooming period: June - July

Japanese flowering crab-apple, Malus floribunda

Origin: Asia
Habitat: Zone 4-8 
Height and Form: 15-20 feet high with a spread of 20-30 feet 
Foliage and Bark: Slender ovate, serrate, dark green leaves.
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: Red buds open to pale pink flowers which mature white, very showy and fragrant followed by small, yellowish crabapples with a red blush.
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Name: floribunda means "abundant flowers" in Latin
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Plum-leafed crabapple, Malus sp. prunifolia

Origin: Northern China 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 4 
Height and Form: deciduous tree growing to about 8m by 8m 
Foliage and Bark: 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: rose-crimson while in bud, opening to white flushed with pink in spring, followed by large amounts of small, bright red fruit in autumn noted for their distinctive sharp taste 
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Siberian crab-apple, Malus baccata

Origin: Northern Asia
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zones 2-7 
Height and Form: 20 to 50 feet in height
Foliage and Bark: green leaves that turn yellow in the fall 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: pink when in bud but open up to white. The blooms are followed in fall by long-lasting, bright red or yellow fruits
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