Malus floribunda Rosaceae
Japanese Flowering Crabapple MA-lus flo-ri-BUN-da
- Deciduous tree, 20-25 ft (6-7.6 m), crown rounded and dense, few water sprouts, (disorganized branching), few suckers. Leaves alternate, simple, ovate to elliptic, sharply serrate margins, 5-7.5 cm long. Blooms as leaves emerge. Flower single, red-pink in bud, fades to light pink or white when open, 2.5-3.8 cm wide. Fruit 13 mm, yellow to red.
- Sun, not very disease susceptible.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (4) 5
- Sun. Not very disease susceptible. ..."one of the best crabapples", [Dirr (1998), p. 641].
- floribunda: profusely flowering