Crab Apple Malus coronaria
Family: Rosaceae (Rose)
Branching: Alternate
Other names: Pyrus coronaria

The small tart fruits of Crab Apple are not often used for food as people.  However, because of their showy flowers, Crab Apples are commonly planted as ornamentals.  Aside from this native species, there are numerous cultivars, many derived from introduced species  Crab Apple often has two varieties of twigs.  The new twigs from the last growing season are hairy, while the older ones are not.  The buds are typically reddish and hairy.  Crab Apple bark is somewhat flaky and mottled.

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