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Small much-branched tree, 4-12 m tall; young twigs densely hairy or woolly.
Alternate, deciduous, elliptic to oblong-egg-shaped, long-stalked, the blades 5-10 cm long, rather thick and veiny, abruptly short-pointed at the tip, broad at the base, irregularly blunt-toothed but not lobed, hairy or becoming smooth when mature.
Inflorescences loose, flat-topped to rounded clusters of several flowers on short spur-shoots, the flowers on long woolly-hairy stalks; corollas white to pale pink, 3-5 cm across, appearing with or just in advance of the leaves, the petals 5, mostly 15-25 mm long; calyces 5-lobed, the lobes lanceolate, persistent, 5-10 mm long, longer than the tube; ovaries inferior; styles usually 5, hairy at the base.
Fleshy pomes (apples), variable in size, shape and colour, more than 2 cm long, globe-, egg- or cone-shaped, with depression at both ends, 4- to 5-chambered, the flesh without grit cells; seeds 1 or 2 per chamber.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia