Malus floribunda (Japanese crab apple)
Species: M. floribunda
Binomial name: Malus floribunda
Common names: Japanese crab apple, Japanese flowering crabapple, purple choke berry or showy crabapple.
Malus floribunda originates from Japan and East Asia. It may be a wild species, or a hybrid of M. sieboldii x M. baccata. It forms a round-headed, small deciduous tree with narrow leaves on arching branches.
The flowers are white or pale pink, opening from crimson buds.
The fruit is red or yellow and about 1cm in diameter.
A planting of Japanese crabapple, Malus floribunda at 39 3' 39.1" S 174 5' 43.6" E Datum WGS 84 just east of Spencer place entrance. Photographed Sept