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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet (2-3 m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: leaves are simple, oblanceolate, 0.6 to 0.8 inch long, and 0.2 to 0.4 inch wide; produced at the ends of short lateral spurs.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: yellow-red; bitter tasting; reminiscent of a small crabapple that is about ½ inch (13 mm) in diameter; ripe fruit is gravity or animal (bird and rodent) dispersed in July or August; those which remain into winter provide winter interest.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: wet prechill 45 days at 38F (3C) or sow outside in fall.
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: approximately 23000 seeds/pound.
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Squaw Apple
  • Squaw-Apple
  • Wild Crab-Apple
  • Indian Apple

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