Invasive Plant Factsheet
Long favored for their spring flowering displays, some non-native crabapple trees introduced into the North America from Asia and Siberia as ornamental trees and rootstock have escaped from cultivation and naturalized in parts of Canada and south into Missouri and Virginia. Three Malus species have been identified as invasive in natural areas in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.
Replacement for blossoms and fruit:
- Malus angustifolia (Southern Crabapple)
- Malus coronaria (Sweet Crabapple)
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