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Hundredfold Pacific Crab Apple 5 Seeds - Malus Fusca Crab-Apple Canada Native Small Tree White Bloom & Edible Fruits

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  • A small tree or multi-stemmed shrub that grows to 12 metres tall.
  • Bearing showy white flowers from mid April to early June.
  • The tiny apples are tart but edible. After a frost, they turn brown and soft.

 

Pacific crab apple grows in moist, open woodlands. It presents a delightful spring sight when in bloom.

Hundredfold Note: Crab apples vs. Callery pears

Apples and pears belong to the same family of Rosaceae. The area where I work is infested with Callery pears (aka, Bradford pears). These invasive trees even help themselves along the highway, forming ugly canopies that block everything underneath. Furthermore, their offensive smell keeps many away. If you have a Callery pear in your place, yesterday would have been a good day to cut it down.

Luckily, this area has a few crab apples to decorate itself. Oppressive to the Callery pears, crab apples do nothing but good. The bloom is nice and the apples are scented. They also host an army of beneficial insects and birds. Replace the invasive pears with crab apples would be the right thing to do, for the outlook of your landscape and your health.