Cut-leaf crabapple

Malus transitoria, the cut-leaved crab apple (photographed at RHS Wisley)

Malus transitoria, the cut-leaf crabapple, on account of the shape of its leaves, comes from north-western China. It features a mass of tiny white flowers borne in spring, followed by dense clusters of small yellow fruitlets in the autumn. The autumn leaf colours are particularly pronounced in this species.

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  1. Colline says:

    The fruit looks interesting

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Small yellow cherries!

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      1. Colline says:

        Cherries. I wouldn’t have thought it.

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        1. Heyjude says:

          They are not actual cherries, but cherry size if you know what I mean, so much smaller than a lot of crabapples. Sorry to confuse you :-/

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  2. Sue Slaght says:

    It’s so pretty Jude. Here we ( not me personally) make jelly from our red crab apples. Are these edible?

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Not sure Sue. I think they are, but like all crabapples they are very bitter; this one is mainly grown for the colour and of course birds love the fruits (they are very small fruits like cherries)

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  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    The crabs with small fruit are so pretty, it would be nice to have space for one!

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  4. A spectacular header. And a little bit of sunshine at berry time.

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  5. restlessjo says:

    Pretty! 🙂 🙂

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  6. pommepal says:

    They look like miniature oranges Jude, happy colour.

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  7. Beautiful image, Jude. They look like tiny lemons. 🙂

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