Malus (pron.: /ˈmeɪləs/ or /ˈmæləs/), apple, is a genus of about 30–55 species of small deciduoustrees 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.
Malus floribunda, commonly called Japanese flowering crabapple, purple chokeberry, or showy crabapple, originates from Japan and East Asia. It may be a wild species, or a hybrid of M. sieboldii x M. baccata.
It forms a round-headed, small deciduous tree with narrow leaves on arching branches. The flowers are white or pale pink, opening from crimson buds. The fruit is red and yellow, of about 1cm in diameter.
It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.