Common Name: Common Apple
Scientific Name: Malus pumila
Other Names: Wild Apple, Paradise Apple
Leaf: Deciduous; alternate; simple; dark green, yellow in fall; light to dense hair below; 4-10 cm long; elliptic to ovate, pointed, rounded base, fine sharp teeth, hairy stalk.
Flower: Pink or white; 3 cm across; in small clusters; numerous yellow anthers; outside of sepals hairy.
Fruit: Large; green yellow or red, indented at both ends; dark brown seeds, shiny, in core.
Bark: Dark brownish-grey; flaky plates.
Wood: Red-brown; hard; fine grained.
Facts About this Tree:
1. Common apple seeds contain toxins, which can be lethal if consumed in large quantities.
2. The sawdust from the Common Apple is used to smoke meat.
3. The Common Apple was introduced to North America from Europe.
4. The apple genus, Malus, contains 25 species of which 2 are native to Canada.
Diameter (DBH): 18 cm
Last Year Modified: 2015
Carbon Stored in this Tree: 61.016 kg of C
Equivalent CO2: 233.703 kg of C
1. Linda Kershaw. 2001. Trees of Ontario. Edmonton, AB Canada. Lone Pine Publishing.
2. Farrar, J. L. 2007. Trees in Canada. ON. Canadian Forest Service.
3. Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr
[CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
4. Photo Credit: Coyau / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons.
5. Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Starr. 2014. Retrieved on July 3, 2015 from
6. Photo Credit: Greg Blick. 2014. Retrieved on July 3, 2015 from
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