Crab Apple Malus coronaria
Family: Rosaceae (Rose)
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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