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This is an attractive, ornamental, deciduous tree, usually small in size (but can reach 50 ft.) of rounded, wiry habit, bearing in spring a profusion of fragrant white flowers. These are followed by small (they vary in size from your average pea to your average aniseed ball), berry-like, red or yellow fruits. These are edible and said to be sour but palatable with a true apple flavour and "highly esteemed" for preserving.
Scientific name: Malus baccata
Pronunciation: MAY-lus flor-ih-BUN-duh
Common name(s): Siberian Flowering Crabapple
USDA hardiness zones: 4 through 7
Origin: not native to North America
Uses: deck or patio; specimen; container or planter; trained as a standard; espalier.
Also makes an excellent Bonsai Tree