Crab apples

Common name: Crab apple, wild apple Botanical name: Malus sylvestris Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Subfamily: Amygdaloideae (Plum) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe. Local distribution: Widespread throughout the UK and Ireland. Habitat: Hedgerow, scrub, roadsides and woodland. Foraging season: Fruit late summer to early winter. Crab apple is one of the most interesting trees growing in British … Read more