About This Plant

Crab apple trees, scientifically 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. Some are compact and suitable for small gardens, while others can grow into larger, more prominent trees. These trees are also an essential part of many ecosystems, providing food and habitat for wildlife.

The Story


The leaves are simple, alternate, and have serrated edges. They are ovate to elliptical in shape and are usually dark green in colour but may turn yellow before falling.


These trees are highly valued for their ornamental qualities, producing clusters of colourful and fragrant blossoms in the spring. 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.
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