Flower Database

Malus prunifolia

Basic information
Flower Name
Malus prunifolia
Formal Name
Malus prunifolia
Alias
姫林檎, 犬林檎
Habitat
China
Morph
cold-resistant deciduous shrub
Comment
Malus prunifolia (scientific name: Malus prunifolia) is native to China, and it is a cold-resistant deciduous shrub of an apple belonging to the Rosaceae family. Leaves are wide lanceolate forms with serrated teeth on the leaf edge. In the spring, the white five petals makes bloom at the tip of the branch and in autumn it makes put red- or yellow-collored small fruits similar to apples. The taste of fruit is called "Inugarugo (Dog Ringo)" in another name because acidity is superior and it is inferior as food. It is mainly planted as an ornamental tree and a bonsai.
Generic name: Malus prunifolia, Scientific name: Malus prunifolia, aka: Chinese apple , plumleaf crab apple, Chinese crabapple, plum-leaved apple, pear-leaf and crabapple, origin: China, Tree height: 50 to 300 cm, flowering period: April to May, flower color: white, flower size: 3.5 to 5 cm, fruit color: red · yellow, awaiting period: October to November.
Detailed information
Order
Rosales
Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Malus
Species
M. prunifolia
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Wide-Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden Bonsai
Color
White
Season
Apr May
Height
50  ~ 300  [cm]
Diameter
3.5  ~ 5