apple - Rosaceae Malus spp.

Foliage

apple Foliage

Bark

apple Bark

Bud

apple Bud

Flower

apple Flower

Fruit

apple Fruit

Form

apple Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyRosaceae
GenusMalus
Speciesspp.
Common Nameapple
iTree CodeMALUS

Plant Form

FormTree: spreading or rounded crown
Height25 feet
Spread20 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagegreen, or green/red to purple - species/variety dependentLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barksmooth gray or reddish, then flat strips or thin blocky plates when older
Budreddish and ovoid with numerous scales, some with white hairsBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigrange from reddish to gray
Flowervarious: white, pink, or purple; perfect flowers with 5 petals; color variety dependent
Fruitpome (apple); size and color - variety dependent
Fall Colorvaries by species

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3bMin5.0SoilModerate
Max7aMax6.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateModerateYes

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of Origin