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Oregon crab apple (Pyrus fusca or Malus fusca)

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Size: Small trees that grow to 40' or large shrubs, often growing in thickets.

Leaves: Simple, alternate, deciduous. Egg-shaped; 1"-4" long; margins serrated or lobed and serrated.

Fruit: Small apples (1/4"-3/4" in diameter); yellow to red in color.

Twigs: Reddish-brown; spur shoots on older branches; no thorns (although some branch tips may be sharp).

Distribution: Grows only west of the Cascade summit.


For more information about this species, see "Trees to Know in Oregon".


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