The Chinese crab apple has been long cultivated for its attractive display of semi-double pink flowers. A small tree of use in smaller gardens and parks.
Upright 'vase' shaped to rounded habitat.
Glossy, bright green oval leaves with a serrated margin.
Abundant, mildly fragrant, semi-double flowers that are rosy-pink on the outer petals and softer pastel pink inside. This gives a two-toned effect when the buds swell and open. Borne in dense umbels of six to eight flowers in mid-spring, however, the tree often takes a few years to 'settle down' and produce abundant flowers.Sparse yellow crab apples to 2 cm diameter.
Shiny greyish-brown to scaly bark.
Tolerates a wide range of conditions but best in deep, rich, well drained soils in a position receiving full sun to part shade. Quite susceptible to apple scab.
Can grow up to 5m H x 3m W
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