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Malus floribunda /Japanese Crabapple

Malus floribunda  / Malus floribunda
Typical tree in full flower in spring
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Typical tree in full flower in spring

Flowers and buds

Flowering branch

Flowers and buds

Canopy of tree in flower in a garden setting

Canopy in full bloom

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Scientific Name: Malus floribunda
Common Name: Japanese Crabapple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink, Red
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Abundant flower buds are red, opening into pink flowers which are fragrant and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Birds are attracted to the fruit. They are one of the best choices of crabapple for the southern garden.