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Malus ioensis ‘Plena’ 

Also known as Betchels Flowering Crab Apple


A magnificent deciduous tree with a broad pyramid growth.


Soft pink buds open to display huge, double, rosy -pink fragranced blossom, which then fade to white.

Flowers are produced in abundance in mid to late Spring, which can extend the season when paired with the early flowering Crabapples.


The late flowers are also very useful as pollinators for the late flowering Eating Apples.


Flowers are followed by insignificant fruit.


Foliage is bright green through Spring and Summer, turning orange and red in Autumn. The leaves are lobed and the branches have a subtle zig-zag nature.


Tree Size:


Dwarf: Can be kept to 1.5 m high, but must be supported with a stake.


Semi-dwarf: 6 m tall x 4 m wide.


Crabapples are small trees that are hardy once established. Grow in full sun to part shade.

Will grow well on most soils, but prefers a deep, moist, loamy soil.


Pruning requirements are minimal. Prune in winter to achieve a good shape in the early years.


Crabapples are self-fertile, and make useful pollinators for eating and cooking apples.


Please note that these trees are grafted low, and trained to a single leader with some lower branches removed. You can trim the low branches and train your tree to a standard form. Standard grafted trees are available under the 'Weeping and Standard Trees' tab. Standard trees cannot be posted and are for loccal collection only (Tasmania).

Ioensis Plena


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