Pyrus sieboldii  (Malus s.; M. toringo; Pyrus toringo) Toringo crabapple Rosaceae  PYSA*; Bx, br, cn, sf; Q, wl; K;

Pyrus toringo.Copyright Henriette

Pyrus toringo.Copyright Henriette (Accessed 5/2015).

Pyrus sieboldii is a shrub with spreading branches, twigs hairy.

Leaves alternate, stalks hairy, 0.6-1.8 cm long, egg-shaped to elliptic, 2.5-6 cm long, leaves of shoots 3-5 lobed, tip long-pointed, margin sharply toothed, young leaves hairy on both sides.

Flowers pink in bud becoming white, about 2 cm wide, calyx hairy, stalks about 2 cm, hairy.

Fruit fleshy, over cartilaginous, seedy core, red to yellow-brown, rounded, 0.6-0.8 cm, calyx deciduous, fruit persistent into winter. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent in natural areas. 

Origin: Japan, Korea. Mostly horticultural, planted in parks, may occasionally escape, soil pH 5.3-7.5 (USDA, NRCS 2010). 

Notes: Many hybrids and cultivars so may vary from above. Listed as Malus s. in ITIS data (2012) and in flora of China (Wu and Raven 2012).