Malus angustifolia, or southern crabapple, is a species of crabapple native to the eastern and south-central United States from Florida west to eastern Texas and north to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Missouri.
Malus angustifolia is a tree sometimes attaining a height of 10 meters (33 feet). The trunk can have a diameter up to 25 cm (10 inches). Flowers are pink, with a pleasant scent. The fruits are up to 3 cm (1.2 inches) in diameter, and have an aromatic scent and a pear-like shape. They are astringent and acidic and not palatable when raw, but can be used to make jellies, jams and food preserves. They are also eaten by various wildlife.
The tree is grown as an ornamental plant.
- Malus angustifolia var. angustifolia
- Malus angustifolia var. puberula (Rehder) Rehder
- IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group.; Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). (2020). "Malus angustifolia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T64134490A152906529. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T64134490A152906529.en. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
- The Plant List, Malus angustifolia (Aiton) Michx.
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- Biota of North America Program, 2014 county distribution map
- Flora of North America, Malus angustifolia (Aiton) Michaux, 1803. Southern or narrow-leaved crabapple
- Malus angustifolia at Plants for a Future
- Little, Elbert L. (1980). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. New York: Knopf. p. 489. ISBN 0-394-50760-6.
- Carolina Nature
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas
- Louisiana Plant Identification
- Leafsnap.com: Images of the Southern Crabapple (Malus angustifolia)
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