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|Species: Malus pumila|
Common apple trees are small, growing up to 35 feet tall. Their bark is brown-gray and scaly.
The leaves are alternate and simple, 1-4" long, and egg-shaped. They’re round-toothed, and have hairy undersides. In the fall, they turn yellow.
Habitat & Range
Native to Eurasia, these trees were introduced to North America. They are still common in old fields and abandoned orchards.
The fruit is easily recognizable, and often a yellow to red color.
Featured image by James Dake.