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Malus is a genus of roughly 55 species of small shrubs or deciduous apple trees. They're commonly known as crabapples, crab apples, crabs or wild apples. The genus is native to the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, but they are tough and adaptable. They come in a range of sizes and forms, many of which create interesting silhouettes in the winter landscape. There are many types of hybrids.

The height of the Malus trees range from 4 to 12 meters high. It has a dense crown. The leaves have a serrated margin. The flowers have five petals and they can be white, pink or red. Flowering occurs in the spring after 50 to 80 growing days (it varies greatly according to subspecies). Malus doesn't self-pollinate, therefore, pollinating insects - normally bees - are essential.


Malus are popular in ornamental gardens and bonsai culture. They provide blossom in spring and fruit in autumn. The wood provides a pleasant scent when burned, and the smoke gives an excellent flavor to smoked foods. Malus contain high amounts of pectin, which helps to firm up jellies and jams. Malus can be found at Astra Fund, your wholesale flower supplier to markets. Check out Astra Fund Holland BV!