Malus sargentii
Common name: 
Sargent Crabapple
Pigmy Crabapple
MA-lus sar-JEN-te-i
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous tree (shrub), 10(12) ft [3(3.7)m], (one of the smallest crabapples), mounded, wide spreading, (wider than high), disordered branching with frequent cross-branching, tends to sucker.  Leaves alternate, simple, on young rapidly growing shoots may be irregularly lobed, others entire.  Flowers white, red in bud opening white, 19-25 mm diam., fruit bright red, 6 mm diam.
  • Sun, because of branching habit it is a high maintenance tree with regard to pruning.  Scab resistant
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (4) 5     Originaly from Japan but it is not known in the wild.  It possibly is a variation of M. sieboldii.  It does not hybridize readily but often breeds true from its seeds (Jacobson, 1996).
  • sargentii: after Charles Sargent (1841-1927), discovered and introduced it from Japan, finding it in 1892 in a brackish marsh near Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Corvallis: SW corner of Central Park
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: along east entrance to Kerr Administration, on 15th St.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • leaves, buds and opening flowers

    leaves, buds and opening flowers

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    flower clusters

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  • flowers after petal fall

    flowers after petal fall

  • leaves on a vigorous shoot

    leaves on a vigorous shoot

  • lobed and unlobed leaves

    lobed and unlobed leaves

  • ripe fruit

    ripe fruit

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall

  • leaves, fall

    leaves, fall

  • leaves, fall

    leaves, fall

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    winter twigs, buds