Crabapple in China: past, present and future
Crabapples are the most popular small trees used as ornamentals in the temperate zone, and symbolize everything that is good in Chinese painting, poetry, and the garden arts. This paper describes the history, development of new cultivars, studies carried out and applications in landscape design and architecture during the past 30 years in China. The work of the International Cultivar Registration Authority for Malus Mill. (excluding M. × domestica) since 2014 is also summarized in the paper.
Guo, Ling, Cao, Ying, Quan, Jian and Liu, Boyang (2019). Crabapple in China: past, present and future. Acta Hortic. 1263, 55-60
Malus, International Cultivar Registration