Widespread but sparse.
Hedgerows and woodland margins (particularly older woods) as an individual tree or in small numbers.
Requirements Will grow on a range of soils preferring neutral to alkaline. Light demanding.
An attractive small flowering & fruiting tree. Suitable as a hedgerow and woodland fringe species in small numbers.
Crab apple has been widely planted in the past although probably on a relatively small scale using local plant material. Use plants of local provenance or FC seed zones 302 & 204 and avoid ornamental cultivars.
See also Apple (Malus domesticus)
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