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Species Name: Malus fusca
Common Name: Crab Apple
- Birds will probably devour purple fruit before you can collect it. Fruit are a good source of pectin. Thorny branches protect bird's nests from four-footed predators.
- Plant Family: Rosaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub or small tree
- Height by Width: Up to 36' H
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: White
- Distribution: North Coast, North Outer Coastal Ranges, Cascade Range Foothills, north Central Coast.
- Natural Habitat: Moist open coniferous forest. Less than 2,400 ft elevation.
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