The Flower Apple Blossom Is The Official State Flower Of Arkansas. The Apple Blossom was adopted as the Arkansas State Flower In 1901 by the General Assembly Arkansas. The Flower Apple blossoms have pink and white petals and green leaves. At one time Arkansas was a major apple producing state in the USA. The town of Lincoln in Washington State hosts the annual Arkansas Apple Festival In Every Year.
Arkansas State Flower Apple Blossom is one of the most fragrant and beautiful flowered species In the Flower World. Apple blossom flowers are classified as many petals, semi-double six-ten petals, or double more than 10 petals. Apple Blossom is Double-flowering crabapples retain their flowers longer than other types, but fruiting is usually sparse.
Apple Blossom Flower Tree is a well-known tree, growing from 20 to 40 feet high, with rigid, crooked, spreading branches, and rough, blackish bark. State Flower Of Arkansas Apple Blossom Flower Tree is a native of Europe, naturalized in this country, and flowers from April to June. There are, probably, nearly 1000 varieties cultivated in the United States, and all of which are said to be derived from the Wild crab (Pyrus coronaria, Linne).
Characteristics of the Apple Blossom:
Synonyms/other Latin Names: = Malus coronaria var. coronaria (L.) Mill. (NoR)
Common name(s): sweet crabapple
Height: 9 m
Leaves: The leaves are from 2 to 3 inches long, about 2/3 as wide, ovate, or oblong-ovate, serrate, acute, or short-acuminate, pubescent above, tomentose beneath, and on petioles from 1/2 to 1 inch in length.
Flower Color: The flowers are pink, sometimes fading to white, and very fragrant. The attractive flowers resemble the common apple bloom. Flowers scent the May landscape. The fruit is greenish and ripens in September.
Flower Size: The flowers are large (4 cm) fragrant, expanding with the leaves, of pale-rose color, and borne in subumbellate corymbs. The calyx-tube is urn-shaped, with limb 5-cleft; the pedicels and calyx villose-tomentose. Petals 5, roundish, or obovate, with short claws. Stamens numerous; styles 5, united, and villose at the base.
Bloom Season: April-May
Fruit: 2.5-3 cm in diameter; like a small apple; yellow-green, maturing in late summer.
Conditions: Moist soils in openings and borders of forests.