Common apple is a small tree that can reach 25 feet in height with a crown spread of 25 feet. It grows in well-drained, moist soils. Showy, white, five-petaled blossoms, often tinged with pink, are found on the tree in late spring. The flowers are pollinated by bees and other insects. The fruits mature through the summer and become ripe and ready to eat in the fall. Ripe apples range in color from green to yellow to red or a mixture of these colors, and are eaten by a variety of birds and mammals. The wood is desirable for smokehouse kindling, and is excellent quality firewood.