Malus ioensis plena

Bechtel Crab Apple


Technical information

Height: 5-6m x Width: 4-5

Habit & Growth rate: Slow to moderate growth rate. The Malus ieonsis plena exhibits a broad spreading with a rounded crown habit. Is slow growing in the early years.

Foliage: Malus ioensis plena display green leaves with serrated margins. Turning to a rich dark red and orange colour through autumn. Small green crab apples will thinly disperse over the tree. Fragrant white, pink double flowers will grow in groups of 3 to 5 in late spring.


One of the most commonly planted Malus trees. known for its floral display in spiring. Adaptable to urban soil and is drought tolerant. The Malus ioensis plena prefers slightly acidic, well drained soils, positioned in full sun to partial shade. Malus ioensis plena is a good choice for areas where space is limited due to its small growing nature.


Reference: Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes © 1997
Edward F Gilman
Cassells Trees of Britain and Northern Europe © 2003
David More and John White

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.