Crabapple, Flowering

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Malus spp.

Prairie Fire

Native to:
Northern Hemisphere

Mature Height and Width:
10-25 feet by 10-25 feet

Additional Notes:
Dozens of apple species and countless unique hybrids are found where these species are native while others have been cultivated by breeders.  Some produce large, palatable fruit and others a wide array of flower colors, sizes and shapes.  In many species, the term apple and crabapple are used interchangeably.