Crab Apple

Crab apple trees, known as Malus, are a diverse group of deciduous trees and shrubs known for their small, often tart fruit. Crab apple trees come in various cultivars, offering a wide range of sizes and shapes to suit different landscapes.

The Appearance

A small deciduous tree with a rounded crown and dark green, serrated leaves. It produces clusters of white or pink flowers followed by small, red or yellow fruits.


The Produce

The fruit of crab apple trees varies in size and colour, ranging from red to yellow to green, and is often used in jams, jellies, and baking.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of white or pink flowers in spring, followed by small, red or yellow fruits in autumn.


The Leaves

They are ovate to elliptical in shape and are usually dark green in colour but may turn yellow before falling.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The fruits are eaten by birds.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers and fruits. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Crab Apple trees are known for their attractive flowers and fruits, which are often used in ornamental crafts and culinary dishes.

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