Plant ID forum: ID please

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suesings
Apr 19, 2012 12:50 AM CST
This lovely, (I think) crabapple was in the garden of a friend in Australia. Does anyone know what variety it is?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 19, 2012 4:59 AM CST
Hi suesings, is it possible to get a closer photo of the flowers and leaves? Do you know for sure it's a crabapple, i.e. does it produce small bitter apples? If it does, what colour are they?

The flowers look to be pale pink and semi-double, is that correct? It might be a difficult job as I think there's plenty of varieties of crabapple.

If it's possible to find out which varieties are popularly sold in the area your friend lives in in Aus that could also help, location can be very helpful even if it's been bought at a nursery.

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suesings
Apr 23, 2012 12:41 AM CST
Thanks Bugs, but that's the only photo I've got. It looked like a crabapple to me, the flowers were double, pink-tinted white and the leaves had a very serrated edge. I was visiting him in Gippsland, south east of Melbourne, for the first time, so I don't know about the plant's fruit. His wife, who possibly knew the name, was overseas at the time. I'll try asking him again, he's not the best of correspondents!
Name: Remy
WNY (Zone 6a)
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RemyO
Apr 26, 2012 5:41 PM CST
I don't know if it is the same one, but 'Brandywine' is spectacular. Here's an old blog post of mine about it.
http://sampleseeds.blogspot.com/2009/05/amazing-crabapple-tr...
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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Apr 26, 2012 6:34 PM CST
looks like a beagle...


Cat Lover
suesings
Jul 16, 2012 10:44 AM CST
Yes Kathleen, a beagle indeed (and female)! And I've since been in touch with my friend, it's a Malus ioensis 'Plena', so now we all know! Thanks to all for your comments!
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Jul 16, 2012 10:57 AM CST
lol, I must have been having one of those days...

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jul 16, 2012 11:53 AM CST
Thanks for the update, it's probably the most commonly planted crab apple tree according to this nursery ..

http://www.flemings.com.au/topten_details.asp?CULT_ID=IOENS

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jul 16, 2012 3:09 PM CST
DUH...brain fart here...had to look at the picture again Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing for sure a beagle. How does she get listed in the DB ?? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Ignore me the last week into this one have been rough and a tad scarey.
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