Similar species: Page is under construction. Please see link below for general information on the genus Malus.
Flowering: late April to late May
Habitat and ecology: Introduced from Japan, this species has escaped from cultivation into disturbed areas and is becoming fairly common.
Occurence in the Chicago region: non-native
Etymology: Malus is the classic name for apple. Sieboldii was named after Franz Philipp von Siebold, a 19th century German physician that is well known for his studies of the flora and fauna of Japan.
Author: The Morton Arboretum
Wilhelm and Rericha (2017) in "Flora of the Chicago Region" lump this taxon and others under the name Malus toringo (Siebold) de Vriese.
Citation: The vPlants Project. vPlants: A Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region. http://www.vplants.org
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