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8 most common species:
Malus pumila
Apple
Apple is the most widely cultivated tree fruit around the globe. The three top apple-producing countries are China, the United States, and Poland with an economic impact of $3.55 billion in 2017. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples throughout the world.
Malus ioensis
Prairie crabapple
Prairie crabapple (Malus ioensis) is a flowering, colorful tree with pink blossoms native to the United States. In summer the plant's dark green leaves become purple and red. Wildlife eats the fruit of this tree.
Malus halliana
Hall crabapple
Hall crabapple (*Malus halliana*) is a native ornamental tree in China that is often grown for beautification purposes. The fragrant blooming flowers of the hall crabapple have the distinctive smell of sweet musk. In China, this tree is often called chui si hai tang.
Malus sylvestris
European crab apple
European crab apple (Malus sylvestris) is a plant species that can live to be one hundred years old. European crab apple is native to Europe and its latin name Malus sylvestris means forest apple. Caterpillars of the twin-spotted sphinx feed on the leaves of european crab apple. This species has been considered an important ancestor of the domestic apple.
Malus fusca
Oregon crabapple
The oregon crabapple’s small, yellowish to red fruits are elongated instead of round, making them easy to distinguish from other crabapples. It is a food source for Native American tribes; it can be used for jellying and its high acidity makes preservation easy. While the fruits are edible, other parts like the leaves and seeds may contain a toxin that can be fatal.
Malus angustifolia
Southern Crabapple
Southern Crabapple is a shrub popular for its root sprouts, sprawling branches, and expansive crown. It features abundant pink flowers that create a lovely, aromatic display and foliage that is emphasized by its flaky bark. Additionally, its tiny apples are edible and preferred for jams and jellies. It acts as a food source for various small mammals and pollinators when cultivated in suitable areas.
Malus spectabilis
Chinese Crabapple
Chinese Crabapple (Malus spectabilis) is a species of crabapple tree that is cold hardy and tolerant of many growth conditions. It blooms in spring and its fruit ripens from summer to fall. The small apple-like fruit has a sweet and sour flavor. This tree has been a favorite in China for many centuries. This species grows best in full sunlight and moist well-drained soil.
Malus baccata
Siberian crab apple
Siberian crab apple (Malus baccata) is an Asian relative of the more popular orchard apple tree. It is an introduced species in Europe and North America. The tree grows too large to fit easily into ornamental gardens, but, ironically, it is also used as a bonsai tree. This tree is also used for rootstock as a base onto which other species are grafted and grown.

All Species of Malus

Apple
Malus pumila
Apple
Apple is the most widely cultivated tree fruit around the globe. The three top apple-producing countries are China, the United States, and Poland with an economic impact of $3.55 billion in 2017. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples throughout the world.
Prairie crabapple
Malus ioensis
Prairie crabapple
Prairie crabapple (Malus ioensis) is a flowering, colorful tree with pink blossoms native to the United States. In summer the plant's dark green leaves become purple and red. Wildlife eats the fruit of this tree.
Hall crabapple
Malus halliana
Hall crabapple
Hall crabapple (*Malus halliana*) is a native ornamental tree in China that is often grown for beautification purposes. The fragrant blooming flowers of the hall crabapple have the distinctive smell of sweet musk. In China, this tree is often called chui si hai tang.
European crab apple
Malus sylvestris
European crab apple
European crab apple (Malus sylvestris) is a plant species that can live to be one hundred years old. European crab apple is native to Europe and its latin name Malus sylvestris means forest apple. Caterpillars of the twin-spotted sphinx feed on the leaves of european crab apple. This species has been considered an important ancestor of the domestic apple.
Oregon crabapple
Malus fusca
Oregon crabapple
The oregon crabapple’s small, yellowish to red fruits are elongated instead of round, making them easy to distinguish from other crabapples. It is a food source for Native American tribes; it can be used for jellying and its high acidity makes preservation easy. While the fruits are edible, other parts like the leaves and seeds may contain a toxin that can be fatal.
Southern Crabapple
Malus angustifolia
Southern Crabapple
Southern Crabapple is a shrub popular for its root sprouts, sprawling branches, and expansive crown. It features abundant pink flowers that create a lovely, aromatic display and foliage that is emphasized by its flaky bark. Additionally, its tiny apples are edible and preferred for jams and jellies. It acts as a food source for various small mammals and pollinators when cultivated in suitable areas.
Chinese Crabapple
Malus spectabilis
Chinese Crabapple
Chinese Crabapple (Malus spectabilis) is a species of crabapple tree that is cold hardy and tolerant of many growth conditions. It blooms in spring and its fruit ripens from summer to fall. The small apple-like fruit has a sweet and sour flavor. This tree has been a favorite in China for many centuries. This species grows best in full sunlight and moist well-drained soil.
Siberian crab apple
Malus baccata
Siberian crab apple
Siberian crab apple (Malus baccata) is an Asian relative of the more popular orchard apple tree. It is an introduced species in Europe and North America. The tree grows too large to fit easily into ornamental gardens, but, ironically, it is also used as a bonsai tree. This tree is also used for rootstock as a base onto which other species are grafted and grown.
Chinese Crab Apple
Malus hupehensis
Chinese Crab Apple
Chinese Crab Apple (Malus hupehensis) is a deciduous tree that produces bright red, cherry-sized crab-apples. Chinese Crab Apple is native to China, and is also commonly referred to as the Hupeh crab or the tea crabapple.
Toringo crabapple
Malus sieboldii
Toringo crabapple
It is a shrub or small tree that reaches a size of 2 to 6 m in height. The branches of dark purple or purple brown, cylindrical, pubertules when young, glabrescent afterwards; purple brown buds, ovoid terminal scales, glabrous or puberules only in the margin.
Plumleaf crab apple
Malus prunifolia
Plumleaf crab apple
The plumleaf crab apple or Malus prunifolia is grown as an ornamental tree or for root stock on which to graft other trees. The fruit of Malus prunifolia can be eaten fresh or in preserves, but it is said to have a bitter taste.
Manchurian crab apple
Malus mandshurica
Manchurian crab apple
Manchurian crab apple (*Malus mandshurica*) is a deciduous flowering tree that produces showy white flowers in Spring followed by small red crabapples that attract a variety of wildlife. Prefers full sun and moist well-drained soil. Provides a nice wind break and protective habitat for birds and wildlife.
Sweet crab apple
Malus coronaria
Sweet crab apple
Leaves: Alternate, simple, ovate, 8 to 10 cm long, 4 to 5 cm broad, obtuse, subcordate or acute at base, incisely serrate, often three-lobed on vigorous shoots, acute at apex. Feather-veined, midrib and primary veins grooved above, prominent beneath. They come out of the bud involute, red bronze, tomentose and downy; when full grown are bright dark green above, paler beneath.
Japanese flowering crabapple
Malus sieboldii subsp. sieboldii
Japanese flowering crabapple
It is a shrub or small tree that reaches a size of 2 to 6 m in height. The branches of dark purple or purple brown, cylindrical, pubertules when young, glabrescent afterwards; purple brown buds, ovoid terminal scales, glabrous or puberules only in the margin.
Kaido crab apple
Malus micromalus
Kaido crab apple
Kaido crab apple is a deciduous tree native to China. The edible fruit matures in fall. The seeds of all crabapple species, including Malus micromalus, contain a small amount of hydrogen cyanide, so they should not be consumed in very large quantities.
Chinese pearleaf crabapple
Malus asiatica
Chinese pearleaf crabapple
Chinese pearleaf crabapple (Malus asiatica) is among the most popular native fruits in China, though it has been largely replaced by species whose fruits have a longer shelf life. The small tree produces small white flowers in the spring, followed by its namesake fruit in late summer and early fall.
Malus hybrid
Malus hybrid
Malus hybrid
Malus hybrid are deciduous trees known for their showy spring blossoms and potential for producing various fruit types. Their leaves, usually oval with pointed tips, contribute to a dense canopy. These hybrids often result from crossing different species to enhance characteristics like hardiness, fruit quality, or disease resistance, adapting well to temperate climates.
Wild crab
Malus sylvestris subsp. sylvestris
Wild crab
Wild crab is a fascinating plant with a range of interesting characteristics. It is a deciduous tree that typically grows up to a height of 10-15 meters. One interesting fact about this plant is its economic value: the fruits of wild crab are used to make cider, a popular alcoholic beverage in many regions. Additionally, wild crab is known to attract a variety of insects and birds with its vibrant flowers and sweet nectar, making it a welcome addition to any garden. Its name, Malus sylvestris, comes from the Latin word for "forest," highlighting its affinity for wooded areas. Overall, wild crab is a valuable and attractive plant with multiple uses and ecological benefits.
Apples 'Sun Rival'
Malus 'Sun Rival'
Apples 'Sun Rival'
Apples 'Sun Rival' is a captivating deciduous tree known for its weeping form, creating an elegant, cascading silhouette. With a profusion of delicate white blossoms in spring, it offers a striking visual contrast against the glossy green foliage, which transitions to vibrant hues in autumn. This ornamental apple thrives in well-drained soil and full sunlight, flourishing in temperate climates.
Radiant crabapple
Malus 'Radiant'
Radiant crabapple
Radiant crabapple is a deciduous tree known for its vibrant spring blossoms. Its flowers are a striking deep pink, drawing pollinators to the blossoming canopy. As seasons progress, radiant crabapple bears rounded red fruit, adding visual and ecological value. With a preference for sunny locations, this tree offers a generous display, also providing shade and supporting wildlife in its robust branches.
Apples 'John Downie'
Malus 'John Downie'
Apples 'John Downie'
Apples 'John Downie' produces fruits that are perfect for making Crabapple jelly, since they are large, flavorsome, and have high levels of pectin. This hybrid’s attractive white flowers, colorful fruit, and bright fall leaf colors all add to its appeal, making this old English variety a popular specimen tree.
Strawberry parfait apple
Malus 'Strawberry Parfait'
Strawberry parfait apple
The range of trees that produce strawberry parfait apple are grown throughout the world for their fruit - there are 7,000 varieties worldwide! They have a long history as well; charred apple trunks have been found in prehistoric sites in Europe, and in colonial North America there are references to strawberry parfait apple being nicknamed "winter bananas" and "melt-in-the mouth." They can be found in varying shades of red, green, and yellow, and of different sizes.
Flowering crab apple tree
Malus 'Comtesse de Paris'
Flowering crab apple tree
It’s difficult to miss flowering crab apple tree when it blooms in the spring. Often grown as an ornamental landscaping tree, it has unique characteristics that set it apart from other plants in the genus. Not only are the blossoms a different color, but so are the summer fruits.
Royalty Crabapple
Malus 'Royalty'
Royalty Crabapple
This bronze-leaved, purple-flowering delight is a striking sight and unique among others of its genus. Royalty Crabapple is a Malus Hybrid within the "Rosybloom" crap-apple series, originally cultivated from Malus "Niedzwetzkyana." When you take a look at this plant, its name, "Royalty," needs no further explanation.
Apples 'Empire'
Malus domestica 'Empire'
Apples 'Empire'
With the McIntosh and Red delicious as parents, it's no wonder the apples 'Empire' has a similar brilliant red skin, though not as thick as that of the Red delicious and with slight green tinging like the McIntosh. Slightly smaller than the parents with a sweet and tart crispy interior, they are a good for making apple sauce or adding to a nice salad.
Apples 'Royal Beauty'
Malus 'Royal Beauty'
Apples 'Royal Beauty'
Apples 'Royal Beauty' is a weeping crabapple cultivar prized for its ornamental value. It boasts cascading branches adorned with deep purple leaves that mature to a rich bronze. Spring ushers in a profusion of vibrant, fuchsia-pink blossoms, which subsequently give way to small, crimson-purple fruits. This hardy, compact tree prefers full sun and well-drained soil, with its dramatic foliage and form providing year-round interest in gardens.
Apples 'Red Jade'
Malus × scheideckeri 'Red Jade'
Apples 'Red Jade'
Apples 'Red Jade' is a unique variety of Malus with striking red foliage and stunning pink flowers that blossom in spring. This ornamental tree attracts numerous pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Additionally, the tree produces small, reddish-green fruit that can be enjoyed by birds but are not recommended for human consumption due to their sour taste.
Small-fruited crab apple
Malus transitoria
Small-fruited crab apple
Small-fruited crab apple is a deciduous tree characterized by its profuse clusters of small, white flowers in spring, leading to an abundance of tiny yellow to red apples in autumn. The leaves are simple, with a serrated margin, adding a lush greenery before turning to vibrant fall colors. This tree thrives in well-drained soils and is often admired for its ornamental beauty in temperate landscaping.
Apples 'Brandywine'
Malus 'Brandywine'
Apples 'Brandywine'
A hybrid cross between Malus ‘Lemoinei’ and Malus ‘Klehm’s’. Apples 'Brandywine' is a crabapple cultivar that bears beautiful and fragrant, deep pink flowers in the spring, followed by small, cherry-like fruits in the fall. The cultivar is popular for its multiseasonal interest - reddish-purple foliage is the star of the show in the fall, while silvery twigs provide winter interest. The name refers to the striking color of the autumn foliage.
Apples 'Profusion Improved'
Malus × moerlandsii 'Profusion Improved'
Apples 'Profusion Improved'
Apples 'Profusion' is a popular pink-flowering apple, and apples 'Profusion Improved', with its greater resistance to apple scab, features an improvement to the parent tree. This crab apple is a popular feature tree in ornamental gardens largely due to its small size and its profuse deep-pink flowers and bright leaf color in fall.
Apples 'Neville Copeman'
Malus × purpurea 'Neville Copeman'
Apples 'Neville Copeman'
The range of trees that produce apples 'Neville Copeman' are grown throughout the world for their fruit - there are 7,000 varieties worldwide! They have a long history as well; charred apple trunks have been found in prehistoric sites in Europe, and in colonial North America there are references to apples 'Neville Copeman' being nicknamed "winter bananas" and "melt-in-the mouth." They can be found in varying shades of red, green, and yellow, and of different sizes.
Apples 'Katherine'
Malus × hartwigii 'Katherine'
Apples 'Katherine'
Apples 'Katherine' is a large and spreading variety of crab apple that produces beautiful masses of double pink flowers that slowly fade to white. Discovered by chance in Rochester, New York, this cultivar was named for its feminine and gorgeous appearance. Apples 'Katherine' is a very popular crab apple variant for its prolific blooming, appeal to birds, and ease of care.
Apples 'Prairifire'
Malus 'Prairifire'
Apples 'Prairifire'
When apples 'Prairifire' blooms it goes all out, smothering its branches in vibrant pink blossoms that are impossible to miss. When the flowers cease, the show isn't over, because an abundance of berries soon follows and stays around for months. There's no Malus species quite like this cultivar, with its brightness and beauty certainly resembling a fire on the prairie.
Sweet crab apple 'Charlottae'
Malus coronaria var. dasycalyx 'Charlottae'
Sweet crab apple 'Charlottae'
Sweet crab apple 'Charlottae' is a cultivated species of crab apple. The tree was bred to thrive in North America. It produces double blooms that aren’t as overpoweringly fragrant as other plants in the genus or as large. The same also applies to the fruit. The fragrance is sweet and light, similar to violets.
Apples 'Snowdrift'
Malus 'Snowdrift'
Apples 'Snowdrift'
Apples 'Snowdrift' is a picturesque deciduous tree celebrated for its vibrant white spring blossoms that evoke a 'snowdrift' effect. Reaching medium heights, it presents a rounded crown of dark green foliage that transitions to golden hues in fall. The ornamental fruit, tiny red apples, persist into winter, attracting wildlife and uplifting barren landscapes. Its robust nature is well-suited to temperate climates.
Apples 'Coralburst'
Malus 'Coralburst'
Apples 'Coralburst'
Apples 'Coralburst' is a slow-growing, dense apple tree cultivar that boasts small green leaves and semi-double pink flowers. The tree also produces fruits that attract birds. The apples 'Coralburst' is well noted for its resistance to disease, namely apple scab. This tree makes a valuable addition to both city and cottage gardens.
Apples 'Louisa'
Malus 'Louisa'
Apples 'Louisa'
Apples 'Louisa' is a gracefully weeping ornamental apple tree with long, cascading branches. This deciduous variety features abundant pink blossoms in spring, which later give way to small, glossy red or yellow fruits. Adaptable to various soils, apples 'Louisa''s sweeping form and attractive foliage make it a standout specimen for garden landscapes, offering year-round visual interest and support for pollinators.
Red splendor crabapple
Malus 'Red Splendor'
Red splendor crabapple
The range of trees that produce red splendor crabapple are grown throughout the world for their fruit - there are 7,000 varieties worldwide! They have a long history as well; charred apple trunks have been found in prehistoric sites in Europe, and in colonial North America there are references to red splendor crabapple being nicknamed "winter bananas" and "melt-in-the mouth." They can be found in varying shades of red, green, and yellow, and of different sizes.
Apples 'Red Delicious'
Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'
Apples 'Red Delicious'
Apples 'Red Delicious' is one of the most widely grown apple cultivars in the US and worldwide, known for its red color, distinct shape, and sweetness. It originated from Peru, Iowa. In 1872, a farmer named Jesse Hiatt found a rouge apple with an interesting fruit. He took the fruit to a competition at Stark Brothers’s nursery, where reportedly the owner exclaimed “My, that’s delicious,” earning apples 'Red Delicious' its name.
Apples 'Appletini'
Malus domestica 'Appletini'
Apples 'Appletini'
Apples 'Appletini' is an apple named for the popular appletini cocktail featuring vodka and apple juice or apple liqueur. This dwarf apple tree grows to just to 2 m tall, making it an ideal garden shrub tree. And even the fruit is small, since the apples that come from this plant are just 4 cm in diameter.
Apples 'Aros'
Malus toringo 'Aros'
Apples 'Aros'
Apples 'Aros' is a dwarf hybrid of Japanese crab apple that is a popular garden addition for its stunning purple-pink flowers. Other Japanese crab apples have yellow flowers. This prize-winning variety was developed in Denmark and was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s highly esteemed Award of Garden Merit.
Apples 'Adirondack'
Malus 'Adirondack'
Apples 'Adirondack'
The apples 'Adirondack' tree flowers the most out of all crabapple cultivars. These trees start with beautiful red buds that bloom into white-pink flowers, which then turn into delicious red fruits. They are named for the Adirondack mountains located in the state of New York in the United States.
Apples 'Wedding Bouquet'
Malus brevipes 'Wedding Bouquet'
Apples 'Wedding Bouquet'
Apples 'Wedding Bouquet' is a deciduous ornamental tree known for its stunning springtime display of densely packed white blossoms resembling a bride's bouquet. This small-statured tree features a rounded growth habit and glossy green foliage that transitions to vibrant autumn colors. Thriving in temperate climates, apples 'Wedding Bouquet' provides year-round garden interest, requiring well-drained soil and ample sunlight for optimal flourishing.
Malus rockii
Malus rockii
Malus rockii
Malus rockii boasts white, fragrant blossoms that herald its spring arrival in temperate regions. This deciduous tree reveals its ornamental beauty with an array of pink-tinged buds that unfold into a striking floral display. The hardy nature of malus rockii allows it to adapt to various soils, though it thrives in well-drained loamy substrates, embodying resilience and the fleeting elegance of its blooms.
Apples 'Evereste'
Malus domestica 'Evereste'
Apples 'Evereste'
Apples 'Evereste' is a picturesque ornamental apple tree renowned for its profuse spring blossoms and vibrant autumn fruits. Its flowers, varying from white to soft pink, create a striking display that morphs into small, crimson apples. This hardy deciduous tree is adaptable to various environments, thriving in temperate regions with well-drained soil, and is often planted for its decorative appeal and contribution to biodiversity.
Apples 'Professor Sprenger'
Malus × zumi 'Professor Sprenger'
Apples 'Professor Sprenger'
A wonderful accent tree, reaching up to 6 m in height, apples 'Professor Sprenger' has long-lasting appeal in city and cottage gardens. In mid-spring, pink buds open to fragrant, white flowers on this apple tree cultivar. These blooms are followed by orange-red fruits that last until winter, creating a feast for birds.
Apples 'Thunderchild'
Malus 'Thunderchild'
Apples 'Thunderchild'
Apples 'Thunderchild' illuminates gardens with eloquent pink blossom, an embodiment of spring's vitality. Notably, its striking purple foliage enhances its ornamental value, and immunity to scab necessitates less maintenance. Its tiny red fruits can lure birds, bringing natural music into your space. Interestingly, despite its small stature, apples 'Thunderchild' bestows considerable impact to landscapes.
Apples 'Red Sentinel'
Malus × robusta 'Red Sentinel'
Apples 'Red Sentinel'
Apples 'Red Sentinel' displays vibrant crimson fruits that persist into winter, providing striking visual interest amidst a bare landscape. This robust cultivar bears abundant white blossoms in spring, which develop into its signature orbs, attracting birds. The shapely, dense canopy offers verdant foliage, making it a hardy, ornamental choice for temperate climates.
Apples 'Red Falstaff'
Malus domestica 'Red Falstaff'
Apples 'Red Falstaff'
Apples 'Red Falstaff' is a deciduous fruit tree known for its striking red-skinned apples with a sweet, juicy flavor. These apples typically ripen in autumn and offer excellent disease resistance, ideal for temperate climates. The tree's spreading habit supports a bountiful harvest, and the vibrant blooms in spring attract pollinators, integral to its successful fruiting.
Apples 'Centurion'
Malus malus 'Centurion'
Apples 'Centurion'
Apples 'Centurion' is a trademarked crabapple hybrid with characteristic red blossoms and dark red fruit reminiscent of the uniform colors of Roman centurions. Its initial leaf color is also a purple-red, changing to green in summer. It grows up to 7 m and broadens with age, eventually spreading out to 6 m.
Apples 'Mattfru'
Malus 'Mattfru'
Apples 'Mattfru'
Apples 'Mattfru' is a deciduous tree renowned for its spring blossoms and fall fruit. It features a dense canopy with dark green, oval leaves turning vibrant colors in autumn. The flowers, white to pale pink, form a stark contrast, attracting pollinators. This variety is distinguished by its crisp, juicy apples, which mature in late season, favored for both fresh eating and culinary use. The plant thrives in temperate climates, requiring chill hours for optimal fruit production.
Apples 'White Angel'
Malus 'White Angel'
Apples 'White Angel'
Apples 'White Angel' (also known as Malus 'Ingles') is a crabapple cultivar that produces bright scarlet fruit. This tree is named for the angelic white flowers that bloom from its pink buds. Gardeners love this tree for its resistance to disease.
Apples 'Spring Snow'
Malus 'Spring Snow'
Apples 'Spring Snow'
Apples 'Spring Snow' is a unique crabapple cultivar that does not produce any fruit (desirable to landscapers that want a flowering tree without the mess of fallen fruit later on). This tree has green foliage that turns yellow in the fall. Apples 'Spring Snow' gets its name from its fragrant snowy-white flowers that bloom in the spring.
Apples 'Scrumptious'
Malus domestica 'Scrumptious'
Apples 'Scrumptious'
Apples 'Scrumptious' is an enticing variety of apple, distinguished by its vibrant red skin with flushes of yellow-green. This cultivar stands out with crisp, sweet flesh that offers an excellent flavor balance. Apples 'Scrumptious' thrives in temperate regions and boasts robust growth, typically yielding a hearty harvest. Its self-fertile nature eases cultivation, making it a popular choice in both orchards and private gardens.
Egremont russet apple
Malus domestica 'Egremont Russet'
Egremont russet apple
Commonly found growing as a landscaping tree or in orchards in cooler climates, egremont russet apple produces uniquely colored fruit that ensures the cultivar stands out from other species in the genus. Its name ‘Egremont russet’ is a nod to the Earl of Egremont who recorded the cultivar’s first occurrence.
Apples 'Bountiful'
Malus domestica 'Bountiful'
Apples 'Bountiful'
Apples 'Bountiful' is a culinary variety of apple growing from rosy pink flowers in spring. The plant produces fruit mid-season; gardeners can count on an abundance of apples from this variety. The apples produced by apples 'Bountiful' are more yellow with light red shading.
Apples 'Katy'
Malus domestica 'Katy'
Apples 'Katy'
Apples 'Katy' is a deciduous fruit tree known for its early ripening bright red apples. The white to pale pink blossoms arrive in spring, offering a visual and pollinator attractant. In ideal temperate climates, its medium-sized, sweet, and tangy fruits are typically harvested by late summer. Apples 'Katy''s moderately vigorous growth habit makes it well-suited for gardens and orchards with adequate sunlight and well-draining soil.
Apples 'Honeycrisp'
Malus domestica 'Honeycrisp'
Apples 'Honeycrisp'
Apples 'Honeycrisp' are a popular fruit known for their sweet and crisp taste. Originating in Minnesota, they are now widely grown across the US and Canada. These apples are perfect for snacking and baking, and are a good source of fiber and Vitamin C.
Small-fruited crab apple 'Royal Raindrops'
Malus transitoria 'Royal Raindrops'
Small-fruited crab apple 'Royal Raindrops'
The small-fruited crab apple 'Royal Raindrops' is a striking ornamental tree known for its deeply lobed, purple-red foliage which transitions to a radiant reddish-bronze in autumn. Delicate, pink-tinged white blossoms adorn its branches in spring, giving way to tiny, persistent red fruits. Thriving in well-drained soils with ample sunlight, small-fruited crab apple 'Royal Raindrops' offers a vibrant year-round display in temperate landscapes.
Apples 'Braeburn'
Malus domestica 'Braeburn'
Apples 'Braeburn'
Apples 'Braeburn' is a medium to large-sized, deciduous fruit tree known for its vibrant color and crisp, juicy apples. The fruit features a distinctive combination of red over a greenish-yellow base. It thrives in temperate climates and requires full sun and well-drained soil, often benefiting from cross-pollination. Its apples, harvested in late autumn, are renowned for both fresh eating and cooking, due to their balance of sweetness and acidity.
Apples 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
Malus domestica 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
Apples 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
Apples 'Cox's Orange Pippin' is a medium-sized deciduous fruit tree known for its aromatic and sweet-tasting apples. The apples have a distinctive orange-red blush over a greenish-yellow background and develop a complex flavor in temperate climates. Apples 'Cox's Orange Pippin''s blossoms are pinkish-white, which mature into firm and juicy fruits by late autumn, cherished for fresh eating and cider-making.
Apples 'Cameo'
Malus domestica 'Cameo'
Apples 'Cameo'
Apples 'Cameo' is a cultivated apple tree variety favored for its crisp, sweet-tart fruits that feature a red-streaked, creamy yellow skin. The tree is known for its vigorous growth, moderate resistance to diseases, and adaptability to a range of temperate climates. With its attractive flowers in spring, apples 'Cameo' not only satisfies with its delectable apples but also enhances garden aesthetics.
Apples 'Jonagold'
Malus domestica 'Jonagold'
Apples 'Jonagold'
The name of the apples 'Jonagold' comes from mixing the names of its parents: the blush-crimson Jonathan and the Golden delicious. It inherited the tartness from one and the sweetness from the other, creating a juicy, honey-tinged bite. With orange-gold undertones, it holds a bright red flush over most of the skin.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Key Facts About Malus

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Attributes of Malus

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3 m to 8 m
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3 m to 8 m
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White
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Pink
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Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
0 - 38 ℃

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8 most common species:
Malus pumila
Apple
Apple is the most widely cultivated tree fruit around the globe. The three top apple-producing countries are China, the United States, and Poland with an economic impact of $3.55 billion in 2017. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples throughout the world.
Malus ioensis
Prairie crabapple
Prairie crabapple (Malus ioensis) is a flowering, colorful tree with pink blossoms native to the United States. In summer the plant's dark green leaves become purple and red. Wildlife eats the fruit of this tree.
Malus halliana
Hall crabapple
Hall crabapple (*Malus halliana*) is a native ornamental tree in China that is often grown for beautification purposes. The fragrant blooming flowers of the hall crabapple have the distinctive smell of sweet musk. In China, this tree is often called chui si hai tang.
Malus sylvestris
European crab apple
European crab apple (Malus sylvestris) is a plant species that can live to be one hundred years old. European crab apple is native to Europe and its latin name Malus sylvestris means forest apple. Caterpillars of the twin-spotted sphinx feed on the leaves of european crab apple. This species has been considered an important ancestor of the domestic apple.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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