Manchurian Crabapple
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Manchurian Crabapple
D Introduced Photo: Shakir Ahmad
Common name: Manchurian Crabapple, Siberian crabapple
Botanical name: Malus mandshurica    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Malus baccata subsp. mandshurica

Manchurian Crabapple is an upright, deciduous, broad-rounded, early-flowering shrub, and typically grows to 30-40 ft tall. Pink flower buds form in early spring followed by a showy display of fragrant white flowers 3.5-4 cm wide, with hairy sepals. Flowers appear in 3-6 flowered corymbs. Flowers are followed by tiny red crabapples, up to 1.5 cm diameter, on thin 2.5 cm long stalks. Birds are attracted to the fruit. Broad-elliptic green leaves, up to 8 cm long, have sawtoothed margins. Manchurian Crabapple is native to mixed forests in Manchuria, Russia, China, Korea and Japan.

Identification credit: Shakir Ahmad Photographed in Kashmir.

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