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Native or Introduced to Illinois: introducedLeaf: The ovate leaves are simple and alternate with a serrate margin. The leaf venation is pinnate.
Flower: The flowers are white tinged with pink and has yellow anthers.
Fruit: The fruit is a pome and is edible. It can vary from an inch across in the wild to quite large in cultivated varieties.
Twig: The twigs are smooth and light brown to gray in color.
Bark: The bark is ash colored or silvery gray, and smooth.
Size/Form/Shape: The species is a small tree that is commonly branched from the base.
County Distribution Map for Illinois:
Sources for the Sullivan Middle School Tree Identification Guide were obtained though the use of the following sites:
- Illinois Plant Information Network (ILPIN) @ http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/delaware/ilpin/ilpin.html#Background
- List of Woody Plants Native or Naturalized in Illinois @ http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/woody.html
- Tree Species @ http://ostermiller.org/tree/species.html
- Index to Eastern/Central Trees @ http://www.arborday.org/trees/ECtreelist.html
- ISU Forestry Extension Identification of Common Trees of Iowa @ http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/tree/
- Key to Leaves of Virginia Trees @ http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/forsite/key/intro.htm
- List of Native Trees for Use Along Roadsides in Illinois @ http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/treetable.html
- The PLANTS Database @ http://plants.usda.gov/
The information below is from the National Arbor Day Foundation. This information can be viewed in the original (source) form by visiting The National Arbor Day Foundation at http://www.arborday.org.
Hardness Zones: Zones 4 - 8 (for the Red Jonathan Apple variety)
Apple trees can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.