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Crabapple
Catalogue A# 2018-NA  WW11
GPS 45D 44" 4" N / 108D 37' 33" W

This specimen is non-accessioned. More information and photos are forthcoming.

Location: Bear Meadows-north/Waterways-south hill near path

Number in accession: 1

This 7 inch Crabapple provides overall benefits of: $24 every year.

Botanical name: Malus

All common names: crabapple, flowering crab, flowering crabapple

Family (English): Rose

Family (Botanic): Rosaceae

  • Planting Site: Residential and parks, City parkway, Wide median, Under utility lines

  • Tree or Plant Type: Tree

  • Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)

  • Native Locale: Chicago area, Illinois, North America

  • Landscape Uses: Massing, Parkway/street, Patio/sidewalk, Shade tree, Specimen, Utility

  • Size Range: medium tree (25-40 feet), Small tree (15-25 feet), Compact tree (10-15 feet), Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

Mature Height: 15-20 feet

Mature Width: variable

  • Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

  • Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7

  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil

  • Tolerances: Dry sites, Alkaline soil

  • Acid Soils: Tolerant

  • Alkaline Soils: Intolerant

  • Salt Spray: Intolerant

  • Soil Salt: Intolerant

  • Drought Conditions: Moderately Tolerant

  • Poor Drainage: Intolerant

While some functional benefits of trees are well documented, others are difficult to quantify (e.g., human social and communal health). Trees' specific geography, climate, and interactions with humans and infrastructure is highly variable and makes precise calculations that much more difficult. Given these complexities, the results presented here should be considered initial approximations—a general accounting of the benefits produced by urban street-side plantings.

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