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A picture of a Apple

Apple

Malus spp.

Also known as

Crab Apple

Malus sieversii 3 by Łukasz Szczurowski (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

15m

1m

Min

1m

20 to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

Malus is genus of containing around 62 species of small or medium-sized, deciduous trees in the Rosaceae family. These plants are native to the temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. This genus includes the widely cultivated and domesticated orchard apples and crabapples. They typically have showy blossom in spring in shades of pink and white followed by edible or purely ornamental fruits. Some species and varieties have good autumn colour. There are many 1000s of cultivars available.

Common problems

Propagation

Grafting

Budding

Seed

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits