Flowering crabapple (Malus 'crabapple' spp)


The tree on the right is the same as the one showing the fruit below. Note the variegated bark, which seems to be typical of some crabapples. March 21, 2009. Queen Elizabeth Drive near Landsdowne Park. This bronze smooth bark appears to be the young version of crabapple. The tree on the right shows features of both younger and older harlequin appearance of bark.


Last three photos taken May 15, 2008. Crabapple trees are in full bloom in Ottawa. Note the reflexed calyx which I think is a distinguishing feature of apple from cherry. Cherry flowers are also generally smaller. I am unsure about this. The flowers and leaves look like apple. The fruit (last year's) looks like a cherry but I think it's some kind of apple. Photo taken at corner of Queen Elizabeth Dr and Queen Elizabeth Place, May 15, 2008.

Similar species

List of trees and shrubs with alternate, simple, toothed leaves


June 25, 2008. Queen Elizabeth Drive near Fifth Avenue