Malus sp.

Crabapple

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium-fast
Mature Height - generally 15-25'
Mature Width - generally 8-20'
Longevity - Short 50-75 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - White to pink, carmine to red to rose.
Fruit - A pome, generally round and fleshy. Colors range from red to yellow to green. If fruit diameter is 2" or less it is considered a crabapple. If over 2" it is considered an apple.
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Fall Color - Yellowish to orange
Bark - Shiny gray-brown, scaly on older trunks.
Other Features - Up to 700 cultivars of crabapple. Unique branching of most will offer an interesting winter appearance.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Quite adaptable, but do best in a heavy loam, well-drained, moist, and acid. Plant in full sun for best flowers and fruits. Pruning, if it is needed, should be done before early June.
Native Habitat - North America, Europe and Asia
Diseases and Insects - Asiatic forms are much more resistant to insect and diseases than North American native forms. Problems are fire blight, cedar-apple rust, apple scab, canker, scale, borers, aphids and Japanese beetles.
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