Wild crab apple (Malus coronaria)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

YES

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Malus coronaria

Common English name: Wild crab apple

Other names: Sweet crab apple

French name: Pommier odorant

Habitat

Often grows in the shade of other trees and along fences and roadsides.

Other notes

Found near Lakes Erie and Ontario in southern Ontario.

Hardiness zone(s)

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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