Malus angustifolia

southern crabapple

Rosaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 30 ft    Width: to 20 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      yellow
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting bark

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Speciman tree especially valued for its mid-spring flowers. Use where its small size is an attribute.
Considerations: Relatively short lived.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: broadly tolerant

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Many birds and mammals enjoy feasting on the fruits. Pollinated by bees.
Native Habitats: Moist-dry sites. Open woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruit may be used for jams and jellies. It's naturally rich in pectin, so don't add any when making the jelly.
Other Comments: Grow in sites with good air circulation.