Crab apple

Availability: October - December

Common Names: Crab apple, wild apples
Genus Name: Malus
Family Name: Rosaceae
Place of Origin: native to the Northern Hemisphere
Colours available: the flowers are usually white, pink or red

The Malus is a small deciduous tree with a dense and twiggy crown. The flowers are borne in corymbs. This means that the flower grow in such a way that the outermost flowers are born on longer pedicels than the inner. Which brings all the flowers up to the same level. Most crab apples are only 1-4 cm in diameter.

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Because of the plentiful blossoms and small fruit, crab apples are popular for use in bonsai culture.

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