Crab Apple (Malus) is a small to medium sized tree that grows in hedgerows, scrub and woodland habitats. It is well known for its apples which are too sour to be eaten onm their own, but can be made into Crab Apple jelly and are an excellent source of pectin.
Crab Apple flowers develop into medium sized apples which have several seeds inside. The apple flesh is eaten by birds, and the seeds are left. The seeds that germinate grow into seedlings with two oval seed leaves, followed by normal foliage