Scientific Name: Malus floribunda
Common Name: Japanese flowering crabapple
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Espalier, Fragrance, Specimen plant, Urban agriculture, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: White, Pink, May
Fruit: Edible, Pome, (Accessory tissue), Orange, Yellow, Purple, Red, Dark-red, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Smaller, horizontal-oval tree with a gray, mottled trunk, disorganized branching, new growth red with white lenticels; leaves alternate, ovate-obovate, most 3-4cm long x 1.5-2cm wide, glossy; flowers 2-3cm wide, commonly with pink buds, petals pink to white; pomes about 9-13mm round, yellow to red. Winter ID: twigs round, dark red, buds alternate, ovoid, scale imbricate, margins rough with hairs protruding.