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Southern Crabapple

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Tree / Shrub Type

Southern Crabapple

Malus angustifolia

A small tree, with branches that are usually spreading to form a rounded crown. Pink flowers make a beautiful, fragrant show in early spring. Leaves are red when they emerge in early spring and are highlighted against colorful, scaly bark. Yellow-green fruit is not showy by ornamental standards.

  • Dimensions: 15-20 feet tall, 15-20 feet wide
  • Water Use: Wet
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade to full sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moist soil
  • Ornamental Use: Great as a small ornamental tree. The heavy wood is used to make tool handles.
  • Wildlife: Fruit attracts rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, foxes and other small animals.

Details: Southern Crabapple

Mature Size

H: 15'-20' W: 15'-20'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Partial Shade / Full Sun

Soil Moisture



Flowers / Fruits

Wildlife Value

Attracts / Food