Malus ioensis Plena - Bechtel Crab Apple

Malus Ioensis Plena crab apple also known as the Betchel Crab apple, has an excellent spring floral display as well as rich autumn colour.  Unusual branch structure provides interest in winter. Betchel crab apple is a small growing tree and is a good choice where space is limited.   

Height: 6 metres.

Width: 4.5 metres.

Growth rate: Slow to moderate.

Form: Malus ioensis Plena - Bechtel  Crab Apple is broadly spreading with a rounded crown. Slow growing in the early years.

Foliage: Deep green leaves with serrated edges

Autumn colour: Malus ioensis Plena - Bechtel  Crab Apple has rich dark red and orange in autumn. 

Flowers: Masses of mildly fragrant, double flowers in groups of three to five in late spring. Bechtel's outer petals of the buds are a soft, delicate pink and open to large, rose-like flowers with prominent yellow stamens. At full bloom the Malus ioensis Plena - Bechtel  Crab Apple tree is a floral mass. 

Tolerances: Malus ioensis Plena - Bechtel  Crab Apple prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Grows well in most soils except those with a particularly high pH level.

Landscape use:  A good centre piece in a small lawn and other areas where space is limited.


Order and delivery details

Our standard prices are as follows. Not all products are available in all sizes and there are some products that are charged at a premium rate.

25cm pots - $45 (minimum order 5)

45 litre bags - $230
75 litre bags - $330

Start From
100 litre bags - $450
150 and 200 litre bags - $550

(orders taken all year, RCB Field Grown Trees are dug and delivered in winter) 3m+ with large developed canopy - $450

Images are provided as a guide only to help identify plants.
Please call (03) 5628 1507 to confirm current stock availabilty,
and current plant size.

Transport to Melbourne: Blerick Tree Farm delivers year round to Melbourne Metro via our own transport. Click here to see delivery costs

Transport Interstate: For Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide, we use a third party plant transport company. Interstate transport is quoted per consignment, based on volume & space.

Transport to these locations will be a minimum of $250.

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