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, occasionally called Sargent's apple
or Sargent crabapple
, is a species of crabapple in the genus Malus
Malus , the apples, are a genus of about 30–35 species of small deciduous trees or shrubs in the family Rosaceae. Other studies go as far as 55 species including the domesticated Orchard Apple, or Table apple as it was formerly called...
. The species was formerly considered a variety of the species Malus sieboldii
Malus sieboldii, commonly called Toringo crabapple or Siebold's crabapple, is a species in the family Rosaceae. It is sometimes considered to have three varieties: M. sieboldii var. sieboldii , M. sieboldii var. sargentii, which is sometimes considered to be a separate species M. sargentii, and M....
. The plant is a shrub growing about 6 feet tall. Malus sargentii
is native to Japan but is commonly used as an ornamental shrub elsewhere.