Thursday, 19 September 2013

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 44 - CRABAPPLE

Malus, apple, is a genus of about 30–55 species of small deciduous trees or shrubs in the family Rosaceae, including the domesticated orchard apple (M. domestica). The other species are generally known as crabapples, crab apples, crabs, or wild apples.The genus is native to the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere.

Crabapples are popular as compact ornamental trees, providing blossom in Spring and colourful fruit in Autumn. The fruits often persist throughout Winter. Numerous hybrid cultivars have been selected, of which 'Evereste' and 'Red Sentinel'[8] have gained The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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9 comments:

  1. You really did a great capture of the tree's beauty.

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  2. Lovely pictures I like them.
    Greetings from Bavaria, Heidrun

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  3. Gorgeous sight around there!

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  4. Wow it is stupendously amazing sight! I am just loving it! The pink and white flowers look so astonishing!!! Could not describe my feelings right now! thanks for the share...

    Lovely Flowers

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  5. wow very fabulous ..combination of pink and white is really wonderful

    commanderselvamsiddhar

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