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Malus transitoria, the cut-leaf crabapple, is a species of flowering plant in the crabapple genus Malus of the family Rosaceae.
It is native to China.
The Latin transitoria means "short-lived". The name "cut-leaf" refers to the shape of the leaves.
Malus transitoria is a deciduous tree growing to 8 m (26 ft) tall by 10 m (33 ft) wide. The deeply divided leaves turn yellow in autumn.
It produces abundant white flowers, and small yellow fruits 8 mm in diameter.
Varieties include:Malus transitoria var. centralasiatica
Malus transitoria var. glabrescens
Malus transitoria var. transitoria
Malus transitoria is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for its elegant shape, abundant white blossoms, and yellow fruits. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
It is also used as rootstock for other apples.
Malus transitoria Wikipedia