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Crab Apple

Malus sylvestris

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Pinkish white in small clusters, 5 petals.
Fruit:
Fruit is long stalked, small and round, no larger than 2 inches in diameter but usually much smaller. Colour is very variable.
Leaves:
Deciduous. Stalked, oval with serrated edges.
Maximum Size:
10 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The fruit of the Crab Apple tree is edible but is very sour-tasting.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Sweet-scented flowers.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, scrub, woodland.