Most often found along riparian areas. Leaves of Oregon crabapple have tooth-like (serrate) edges and vary from oval shaped to having pointed lobes. Olive-sized fruits are edible but very tart.
Crabapples are a popular food source with wildlife such as rabbits and grouse. Native, honey, and bumble bees are all important pollinators of the flowers. The elongated fruit of Oregon crabapples are unique and are the only western species of crabapple with this shape.