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Crabapple, American (Pyrus coronaria; Malus coronaria)
Family: Rosaceae    
                 
  Crabapple  

Location:

  • Moist soils
  • Found in openings and borders of forests

Characteristics:

  • Deciduous tree
  • Small tree, broad, open crown with stout branches
  • Height: 9 m (30 feet)
  • Reddish hairs on blades and leafstalks when young

Uses:

  • Fruit can be eaten raw, bitter flavor
 
 

 

Leaves:

  • 5-10 cm (2-4 in) long; 4 cm (1½ in wide)
  • Ovate, coarsely toothed past middle
  • Yellow-green in color above, paler underside
       
    Crabapple leaf  
       

 

Bark:

  • reddish-brown color
  • scaly, fissured texture

 

  Crabapple bark  
 

 

Fruiting Structures:

  • White or pink flowers, with 5 rounded petals
  • Fruit yellow-green, like a small apple, late summer
       
    Crabapple fruits  
         
                 
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