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Campus Gardens

Malus spp.
Flowering crab apple
Family: Rosaceae

The crab apple trees is a small specimen often used as an ornamental tree. Crab apples are deciduous, fruit bearing trees. The flowers range from pink, red to white. Few flowering trees have the multitude and intensity of color as the crab apples do. The fall leave colors are green, orange, red or yellow. The tree grows in full sun, and can tolerate most soils. The Crab apple tree matures to 10- 25ft tall, and the spread is 10-25ft wide. Fruit is round and, green; orange; red; or yellow. Specimens can be found in Rossdale Grove and the entrance garden east. Hardy in USDA zones 4-8A.

Marisa Manning

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