(Cut-leaf Crabapple) With masses of dainty white flowers in late spring, Malus transitoria is a small, spreading tree which can be found in the wild growing in thickets on the slopes or hills in east Asia and China.
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With masses of dainty white flowers in late spring, Malus transitoria is a small, spreading tree which can be found in the wild growing in thickets on the slopes or hills in east Asia and China. The pretty flowers are followed by large numbers of single, small yellow-golden fruit in autumn.
In a good crisp autumn, Malus transitoria will also develop striking bronze-yellow autumn colour. A lovely and unusual small garden tree.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Malus transitoria grows to be a small rounded tree.
- Height: up to 8 m (26 ft).
- Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
- Notes: The fruit of Malus transitoria are popular with wildlife, especially birds.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Special: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Fruit - Ornamental, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Rare and Unusual, Good for Wildlife (Birds), Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large
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