Malus angustifolia

southern crabapple


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 30 ft    Width: to 20 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      yellow
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting bark


Recommended Uses: Speciman tree especially valued for its mid-spring flowers. Use where its small size is an attribute.
Considerations: Relatively short lived.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: broadly tolerant


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Many birds and mammals enjoy feasting on the fruits. Pollinated by bees.
Native Habitats: Moist-dry sites. Open woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Fruit may be used for jams and jellies. It's naturally rich in pectin, so don't add any when making the jelly.

Other Comments:

Grow in sites with good air circulation.