The Main Plant entry for Apples (Malus)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Apples.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Apple
  • Domestic Apple

Photo Gallery
Location: SD
Date: August 2021
Only six apples from this tree
Location: SD
Date: August 2021
Only six apples from this tree, but lots of blooms
Location: IL
Date: 2019-05-15
unidentified crabapple tree
Location: Maine
Uploaded by HemNorth
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-04-05

Date: 12/23/2021
Seeds in the shape of a star
Location: Maine
Location: Maine
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2020-11-07
Long lasting fall color.  Seedling, likely from Adams crabapple g
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-05-24
Such heavy bloom that it struggled for the rest of the Summer

Date: 12/23/2021
Seeds in the shape of a blooming star
Location: Aberdeen, NC
Date: March 13,  2022
crab apple
Location: Aberdeen, NC
Date: March 13,  2022
crab apple
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date: 2020-08-17
Unidentified large crab apple
Uploaded by robertduval14
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: March 13,  2022
crab apple
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-03-23
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-05-24
Unknown crabapple cultivar

Date: 2022-04-15

Date: 2022-04-15
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2020-04-26
if we could have an apple for each flower.....   oh yes!
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-08-30
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-04-13
Malus 'ARIWA'
Location: my garden zone 7b, NC
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: my garden zone 7b, NC
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-14
Flowering Crabapple
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-11-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-14
Flowering Crabapple
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-14
Flowering Crabapple
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-14
3 on the right, the other is a Red Maple
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-29
Location: Nature reserve, Ghent, Belgium
Date: 2015-12-28
Location: zone 8 North Central, Fl.
Date: 2016-10-26
Crabapple
Location: zone 8 North Central, Fl.
Date: 2016-10-26
Crabapple
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-05-12
Location: CZ Sirem
Date: 4000-05-08
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-05-05
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-05-05

photo credit: Genet
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-13
Location: Nature reserve, Ghent, Belgium
Date: 2015-12-28
Location: Nature reserve, Ghent, Belgium
Date: 2015-12-28

Photo courtesy of: davidbrewster
Location: zone 8 North Central, Fl.
Date: 2016-10-26
Crabapple
Location: zone 8 North Central, Fl.
Date: 2016-10-26

credit: Krzysztof P. Jasiutowicz
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-04-17
Crabapple
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-17-15
Crabapple
Location: CZ Sirem
Date: 4000-05-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-10-16

Date: July
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Comments:
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jun 25, 2017 3:17 PM concerning plant:
    Washington State designated the apple as its state fruit in 1989, the year of its centennial. Washington grows over 40% of U.S. apples, and is also the top producer of U.S. organic apples. Although most commercial orchards are located in east or central Washington, I have had great luck with my inherited no-name apples on the cooler west side. The only problem I've noted is occasional tent caterpillars, which can defoliate a tree in bad years, but don't seem to kill it. An apple a day keeps the doctor away!
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Feb 8, 2012 1:29 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar from this plant.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 25, 2012 4:13 PM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. They collect honeydew from this plant sometimes in Summer.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 9:15 AM concerning plant:
    The apple blossom is the state flower of Arkansas and Michigan.
Plant Events from our members
Kristine1212 On March 12, 2018 Seeds sown
elizabethtm On May 15, 2020 Obtained plant
WebTucker On March 13, 2024 Bloomed
Retro67 On April 26, 2023 Transplanted
bare root planting from McGiver
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Moved to generic malus by Calif_Sue Feb 17, 2017 2:51 AM 1
Crab apple identification by Mariska Aug 17, 2020 5:25 PM 2

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