Flowering Crabapple Tree (Malus)
An allée of differing cultivars extending from west entrance to pond, Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden, Rangeley Road
- Many of these trees are the result of research at UMaine in order to investigate, for example, their hardiness for the state.
- Spring for the crabapples brings spectacular flowers, and fall a diversity of apple types.
- Crabapple trees are among most popular trees in Maine, found throughout state.
- Only four species of apple (Genus: Malus), all crabapple, are native to North America, none of which is indigenous to Maine. Origin of apples may be Kazakhstan or possibly Caucasus Mountains.