MALUS PUMILA – APPLE, COMMON
Apple Tree is well-adapted to compacted urban soil, tolerates some drought and is somewhat tolerate of salt-spray. Well adapted to all areas within its hardiness zone range, including Texas and Oklahoma. Very adaptable tree. Do not over-fertilize, since this could increase the incidence of disease and will cause excess sprouting. Select only from disease-resistant cultivars avoiding ‘Radiant’ and other sensitive cultivars. Crabapples are not well suited for high pH soil, are best grown in a sunny location with good air circulation and have no particular soil preferences, except soil should be well-drained. Rooted pruned trees transplant most easily. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people.