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Scientific Name: Malus sylvestris
Pronunciation: MAY-lus sil-VESS-triss
Common Name: European crabapple
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, ovate, serrated, mostly <10 cm long; flowers in clusters, buds often red, petals white or pink-tinged, 4-5 cm wide in May; pomes yellow-green, sometimes red-flushed (or solid red cvs.), 2-3 cm wide. Winter ID: bark dark grey, smooth to scaly.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe (Japan)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Espalier, Fragrance, Urban agriculture, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
European crabapple
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-green
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Bronze
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Serrate
Additional Info: sometimes slightly lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Perigynous
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, (deep pink in bud then flowers pale pink but some cv. more pink or all white)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: May

Fruit Type: Pome
Fruit Colour: Yellow, Green, Red
Fruiting Time: Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Accessory tissue, Edible

Bark or Stem Colour: Dark Grey
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid

Propagation: Seed, Grafting
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Canker or sap rot, Caterpillar or cutworm, Fungal leaf spot, Mistletoe, Mites, Rodents, Rust, Scale insects,
Specific Pests: apple scab, Venturia inaequalis
(FSC) Far South Campus : next to M. fusca - mid boardwalk
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
(TFLN) Turf Field Lab North : confirm ID
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