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Scientific name:

Malus angustifolia

Life form:

Tree, Shrub.

Flowering time:

no data.

Flowering period

in Alabama for this plant is: FebruaryMay.

NECTAR PRODUCTION: 
No data
 
SOURCE FOR HONEY BEES:
Minor

General distribution:

Malus angustifolia or southern crabapple is a species of crabapple native to the eastern and south-central United States from Florida west to eastern Texas and north to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Missouri.

Map of distribution and habitat in USA

This plant is present in at least 21 states/provinces in this country.

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Botanical description:

Malus angustifolia is a tree sometimes attaining a height of 10 meters (33 feet). The trunk can have a diameter of up to 25 cm (10 inches). Flowers are pink, with a pleasant scent. The fruits are up to 3 cm (1.2 inches) in diameter and have an aromatic scent and a pear-like shape. They are astringent and acidic and not palatable when raw, but can be used to make jellies, jams, and food preserves. They are also eaten by various wildlife.

Seasonal development:

Flowering: February–May; fruiting August–September.


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