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.
Name: floribunda means "abundant flowers" in Latin

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 

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

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today