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Pollination group:

Malus sargentii

Other names: Sargent crabapple

Identification: Round, pea sized. Red.

Characteristics: The flesh is sweet but too small to be used for consumption. Favoured by birds.

Uses: Ornamental

Origins: Native to Japan. A variety of Malus sieboldii

Cultivation: Small tree or spreading shrub to three metres. Biennial. Suitable for hardiness zones 4 to 8

Diseases: Susc

Notes: Named in honour of Charles Sprague Sargent (1841 to 1927), the first director of Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum.

Vulnerabilities: Slightly susceptible to scab and blight.

Status: ornamental

Flowers: Single, white, small.

Foliage: Yellow in the autumn.

Fruit: Red to purplish. Very small.

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