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Malus floribunda - Japanese flowering crabapple

Commonly known as the Japanese flowering crabapple, Malus floribunda is a deciduous tree native to Japan. Due to its stunning floral display and attractive fruit, it has become a popular choice in gardens and landscapes around the world.

Typically reaching heights of around 6.0-8.0 metres, it has a rounded, spreading canopy. Its glossy, dark green leaves are ovate and have a serrated edge.

Before the foliage emerges, Malus floribunda has a fragrant, pinky white flower which blossoms profusely in spring.

After the flowering season, small, rounded crab apples begin to form. Ranging from yellow to red, they are a valuable food source for birds and wildlife.

Relatively low-maintenance, this tree will adapt to its environmental conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Regular pruning helps maintain the shape and promotes flowering, however it is not essential.

FACT: Malus floribunda is just one of over 6,000 varieties of crab apple.
Naturally found in Japan, this variety is appreciated around the world for its stunning floral display and attractive fruit,.

Plant Profile

Name: Malus floribunda

Common Name: Japanese flowering crabapple

Family: Rosaceae

Height: 6.0-8.0m

Width: 4.0-6.0m

Demands: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil: Moist, well drained soil.

Foliage: Glossy green leaves turning shades of yellow and orange in autumn

Flowers: Abundance of pinky white flowers bloom in spring

Malus floribunda info sheet

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