southern crab apple Rosaceae Malus angustifolia

Leaf:Alternate, simple, elliptical to narrowly ovate, 1 1/2 to 3 inches, pinnately veined, finely serrated and may be somewhat lobed; green above, paler and mostly glabrous below.
Flower:Perfect, showy, pink to white in color, with 5 petals for each flower, displayed in few-flowered panicles; appear in early spring; fragrant.
Fruit:A yellow-green pome with some red when ripe, to 1 inch in diameter; edible but sour to astringent; ripening in early fall.
Twig:Moderate to slender, red-brown to gray and mostly glabrous at maturity; buds reddish-brown, tomentose along the scale edges; spur shoots prominent and often thorn-like.
Bark:Initially smooth and red-brown to gray, later thin and irregulary scaly.
Form:A large shrub to small tree reaching 30 feet with an irregular crown, twisted trunk, and low branching; spur shoots are prominent and may be thorn-like; root suckers may produce thickets.

leaf flower fruit twig bark form map