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Malus angustifolia [=Pyrus angustifolia]

Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple, Narrow-leaved Crabapple

Scientific Name:

Malus angustifolia [=Pyrus angustifolia]

Genus:

Malus

Species Epithet:

angustifolia

Common Name:

Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple, Narrow-leaved Crabapple

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Forests, woodlands, fence-rows, dry hammocks, occasionally in bottomlands. In the NC Coastal Plain, it is infrequent to frequent, though not common; however, it may be absent in some far eastern counties. Mostly infrequent to locally fairly common in the southern mountains. Rare to occasional in the remainder of the state, including all of the Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

State rank assigned by the NC NHP or by NatureServe is S3? but website editors of Vascular Plants of NC (https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/index.php) suggest it is more like S4S5. Global rank is an uncertain G5.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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