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Common Apple

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:10 AM

Subject: Common Apple

Common Name: Common Apple, Wild Apple


 


Latin Name: Malus pumila


 


Family: Rosaceae


 


Size: Normally maintained to 20 ft, but have sprouted taller.


 


Shape: Short, rounded with few structureal branches. This tree can grow wider than taller


 


Trunk: Mostly smooth, with patches of peeling bark. Grey, Brown and tints of green. Very short trunk, can grow to 2 ft wide.


 


Wood: The best firewood available. The wood is very heavy and dense. Can have sections of blue and purple on the inside.


 


Branches: The branches stay structural off the trunk with many suckers growing mostly vertical. Arborists prune off the vertical branches every year or 2.


 


Description: This treeis a beautiful tree in the spring with its white flowers. However in a residential area they can be messy. The apples fall and make a mess. The apples attract bees and wasps which makes another problem all together. These tree require annunal maintance for show and 3 times a year for the apples to be edible.

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