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Malus sylvestris (domestica) /Apple

Malus sylvestris (domestica)  / Malus sylvestris (domestica)
A beautiful fruit produced on a tree in North Carolina
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A beautiful fruit produced on a tree in North Carolina

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An apple tree heavy with diseased, deformed fruit

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Scientific Name: Malus sylvestris (domestica)
Common Name: Apple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Yellow, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories:
Comments: The apple is among our most important fresh fruit. Trees grow best and produce the best fruit in the cooler regions of the country. Trees are short-lived in the Coastal South and trees and fruit are plagued by a number of disease problems, especially in the Lower South. Provide a fertile, well-drained soils for growing apples. Both flowers and the fruit have ornamental value in the landscape.