Acta Horticulturae Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (S2): 267-268.doi: 10.16420/j.issn.0513-353x.2022-0749

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A New Ornamental Crabapple Cultivar‘Zichen’

SUN Simiao,WANG Kun*,GAO Yuan,WANG Dajiang,and LI Lianwen   

  1. Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Horticultural Crops,Germplasm Resources Utilization,Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs,Research Institute of Pomology,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,Xingcheng,Liaoning 125100,China
  • Online:2022-11-26 Published:2022-12-07

Abstract: ‘Zichen’is a new crabapple cultivar with excellent appearance which was selected from seedlings of natural hybridization of crabapple‘Guanghui’. The tree posture is upright. The cultivar has strong tree vigor. One-year-old shoots are purple-red. The leaves is elliptic. Crabapple‘Zichen’has great ornamental value because of its slender leaves,massive and colorful flowers and purple-red fruit,especially the different colors of leaves,shoots and fruits during different growing periods. Its young leaves are amaranth and the mature leaves are green. The flower is purple-red and massive. This species has higher branching ability and axillary flower bud bearing fruits as well. Crabapple‘Zichen’can be used for streets,squares,courtyard and other landscaping.

Key words: ornamental crabapple, cultivar

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