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Malus angustifolia /Southern Crabapple

Malus angustifolia  / Malus angustifolia
Handsome pale pink very fragrant flowers and slightly darker colored buds
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Handsome pale pink very fragrant flowers and slightly darker colored buds

Small apples in mid summer

Tree canopy in full bloom

Close-up image of a crabapple

Spring flowers

Crabapples in canopy of tree

Close-up image of pink flowers that are delightfully fragrant

Flowers that are fading and losing some of their color

Flowering branch of crabapple

Canopy of dense flowers with strongly contrasting charcoal colored branches

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Scientific Name: Malus angustifolia
Common Name: Southern Crabapple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants with Fragrance
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: The best adapted crab apple to the deep south. This heat tolerant, small tree has very fragrant flowers and its fruit are eaten by a number of wildlife species including: deer, racoon, fox, and turkey. Jelly may also be made from the fruit.