Common name: SIBERIAN CRAB; Siberian crabapple
Well adapted to variety of climatic condition; provides high quality cover and nesting sites for birds; provides excellent browse for rabbits, whitetail and mule deer; fruit persists well into winter providing food for birds.
Latin name: Malus baccata (L.) Borkh.
Type of tree: broadleaf (introduced)
Height: up to 9 metres in favourable conditions
Growth rate: medium-fast
Fruit and flowers: white showy flowers in early spring; small berry-like reddish fruit
Soil: well adapted to variety of soils; fair alkali tolerance
Limitations: susceptible to fire blight