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Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab

Malus ioensis 'Klehm's Improved Bechtel'

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Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab (Malus ioensis 'Klehm's Improved Bechtel') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab flowers

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab flowers

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Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab (Malus ioensis 'Klehm's Improved Bechtel') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab in bloom

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A highly ornamental tree for home landscape use, absolutely smothered in double clear pink flowers in spring, followed by negligible small green fruit, vigorous grower; needs well-drained soil and full sun, low maintenance

Ornamental Features

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers with shell pink overtones along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Klehm's Improved Bechtel Flowering Crab will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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