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Pacific crabapple

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Pacific crabapple leaves
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Pacific crabapple leaves (enlarge)

Malus fusca

Deciduous Tree

Height: 40 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

Excellent wildlife plant. Pacific crabapple's fruits and thickets can provide good cover. Beautiful pink to white flowers in the spring followed by yellow to red fruit.

Keywords: birds, butterflies, edible, fire-resistant , fruit, pink, thorns or prickles, upright, white, yellow

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Wet, sunny