Malus spp., Flowering Crabapple

Size: tree, 20' average height at maturity

Buds: terminal imbricate, lower scales may be continuous with twig surgace, blower buds deep pink to red

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, .75-3.25" long, simple, generally ovate or oblong-ovate, acuminate tips, sharply serrate

Twigs: spurlike growth often present on older wood

Flowers: monoecious, fragrant pink or red fading to white

Fruit: yellow and red, .375", not very persistent