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Summary, Origin and Appearance of Fruit and Flower Edit

The Siberian Crabapple (Malus baccata) is an Asian species of apple also known by more of its common names such as the Siberian crab, Manchurian crabapple and Chinese crabapple. It is native to much of northern Asia, but is also grown elsewhere as an ornamental tree and for rootstock. It is used for bonsai. It bears plentiful fragrant white flowers and edible red to yellow fruit of about 1 cm diameter.

All Places of Growth Edit

Malus baccata is native to Russia, Mongolia, China, Korea, Bhutan, India and Nepal, where it is common to mixed forests on hilly slopes at elevations up to 1500 meters (5000 feet). The tree is found in Japan, and it has also been introduced to Europe and to North America, where it is found in the wild mostly in the Great Lakes Region and in the Northeastern United States.

Siberian Crabapple

Two Siberian Crabapples on their tree.