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Yunnan Crabapple Malus yunnanensis

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MAY-lus yoo-nan-EN-sis
Description

Modest disease resistance. This tree is frequently damaged by deer.  Eat flowers in moderation because flowers contain cyanide precursors. This plant has a moderate growth rate.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#fall color#full sun#white flowers#orange leaves#wildlife plant#pink flowers#red leaves#spring flowers#playground#food source#cpp#white flower#fall color red#fall color orange
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Malus
    Species:
    yunnanensis
    Wildlife Value:
    Food source for birds and small mammals.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Modest disease resistance
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    0.5 in. red fruit with white dots
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Flower Description:
    Single white flowers with a light pink tint
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves have an orange to scarlet fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden