This genus consists of between 30 and 55
species of fruiting trees or shrubs. They
are native to many areas in the temperate
region of the Northern Hemisphere.
the ornamental world, we make a big deal
over the difference between fruiting apples
and ornamental crabapples but, in the end,
they are all just apples of different sizes.
Plants in this genus all have alternate
leaves and, since they are part of the Rose
Family, they have 5 petals in their single
flowers. Their fruit is a pome and may come
in a variety of colors from red to orange to