Siberian Crab Apple Malus baccata - Pyrus baccata, Malus chamardabanica

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Botanical Name:

Malus baccata







Common Name:

Siberian Crab Apple

Seeds Per Pound:
9.05 lb
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40 feet
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In Stock: 9.05 lb
  • Malus baccata

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* An extremely hardy apple with very fragrant white flowers, dark red or yellow fruits, 3/8" (but variable), persisting into winter, of full rounded habit, formerly much used in hybridizing to improve hardiness, native to northeast Asia.
* The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Fruit from the typical species is about 1cm in diameter, though there are sub-species and cultivated forms with considerably larger fruits. A sour taste, but the fruit is palatable. It is often dried for winter use and also makes an excellent jelly. more...
* For wildlife, Siberian crabapple provides high quality cover, roosting, loafing and nesting sites for birds, in addition to excellent browse for rabbits, whitetail and mule deer.
* Flowers are a source pollen and nectar for bees and other insects.
* Narrow or wide street tree lawns/pits, parks, yards more...
Malus baccata is a species of apple known by the common names Siberian crabapple , Siberian crab , Manchurian crab apple and Chinese crab apple . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] It is native to most of Asia, but is also grown elsewhere as an ornamental tree and for rootstock . It is used for bonsai in Japan. It bears plentiful fragrant white flowers and edible red to yellow fruit of about 1 cm diameter.
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Physical Characteristics  Malus baccata is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m (49ft) by 15 m (49ft). It is hardy to zone 2 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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