Malus angustifolia

Southern Crabapple

Rosaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:Yellow
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Interesting bark, Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Speciman tree especially valued for its mid-spring flowers. Use where its small size is an attribute.
Considerations:Relatively short lived.
Propagation:
Availability:Native nurseries, Quality nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam
Soil pH:Slightly acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Many birds and mammals enjoy feasting on the fruits. 

Insects:
 

Attracts pollinators, primarily bees. 

Native Habitats:Moist-dry sites. Open woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Fruit may be used for jams and jellies. It's naturally rich in pectin, so don't add any when making the jelly.
General Comments:

Grow in sites with good air circulation.

Listed as Threatened by the FDACS.  Please acquire only from reputable sources with appropriate permits.