Southern Crabapple

Malus angustifolia

This species of crabapple is native to the southeastern United States. The small tree (up to 9 m tall) has scaly, reddish-brown bark and bears extremely fragrant, pink to white flowers in the spring. The small, sour, apple-like fruits are used to make jams and jellies.
Habitat:
Woodlands, bottomlands and thickets.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous small tree or tall shrub, growing to 8 m, with thorny branches.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Presence in US:
AL AR DC DE FL GA IL KY LA MD MO MS NC NJ OH PA SC TN TX VA WV