Malus toringo #1 at Bute Park

Malus toringo 0

Malus toringo
late October 2016

Malus toringo 1

Malus toringo
late April 2017

Grid reference ST 17798 77056
Common name Siebold's crab
Common name Toringo crab apple
Alternative name Malus sieboldii
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
Status Wales Champion 2023
Tag 1951
Height 8.5M October 2016
Girth 104cm October 2016
Girth 104cm February 2023
Reference 484

This tree is on the east side of the Apple group, by the canal and close to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. It is approximately 20M from the Fishers Bridge. A number of fruits were measured and they were between 4mm & 5mm diameter.

Malus toringo bark

Malus toringo
late October 2016

Malus toringo fruit

Malus toringo fruit and autumn leaves
late October 2016

Malus toringo bud

Malus toringo buds
mid April 2017

Malus toringo flower

Malus toringo flower
mid April 2017

General tree description

Malus toringo is a small tree, usually 3 to 5 metres tall, with a low, semi-weeping shape. Its leaves may be simple or irregularly lobed. They are bright green, turning yellow in autumn. The flowers are deep pink in bud and fade to white-pink. The fuits are tiny (about 5mm across) and yellow or brownish red.