Probably the most commonly planted of all Crab Apples, predominantly for its excellent spring floral display, this small growing tree also features very good autumn colour. The Bechtel Crab Apple is a good choice for small to medium landscape projects or where space is limited.
Broad spreading with a rounded crown. Slow growing in the early years.
Green leaves with distinct, coarsely serrated margins. Rich dark red and orange in autumn.
Masses of mildly fragrant, double flowers in groups of three to five in late spring. The 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 tree is a floral mass. A sparse quantity of small green crab apples.
Greyish-brown bark, Shiny, becoming scaly.
Prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Does not tolerate soils of high pH well.
Can grow up to 6m H x 5m W
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