Crabapple trees flower in Beijing

Kelsey crabapple trees are a sight for sore eyes in spring. Their rose-red petals give out a light fragrance. The flowers bloom in spring before leaves appear. After flowering, the plant produces dark purple fruits which are favored by many kinds of birds. The plant loves sunshine and is very sturdy. It can grow easily in well-drained soil. 

Here are some photos of the trees taken in Beijing Botanical Garden, one of the most popular parks in the city.

About 'City of Wild'

Nature is not limited to faraway mountains and oceans, it also exists in urban cities and our daily lives. In the series, "City of Wild," CGTN not only unfolds a world of wildlife you were probably not aware of, but also highlights the theme of this year's CBD COP 15: Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.

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City of wild: The cute sparrows in Beijing

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City of Wild: Lovely hoopoes in Beijing

City of wild: Milu deer cool off from the Beijing summer

City of Wild: A pair of spotted doves making home in downtown Beijing

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City of Wild: Hollyhocks bloom in Beijing summer

Meet the lovely peach blossoms in Beijing

Beautiful hybrid plum blossoms bloom in Beijing Botanical Garden

(All photos are taken by Ding Qian)

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