SelecTree: Tree Detail
KLEHM'S IMPROVED BECHTEL
Utility friendly tree.
Has fragrant Flower.
Malus 'Bechtel Klehm'
Malus ioensis 'Klehms'
Additional Common Names
BECHTEL KLEHM CRABAPPLE, KLEHM'S IMPROVED BECHTEL
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Mostly Green Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 04 05 06 0.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Coddling Moths and Psyllid, Armillaria, Canker, Crown Rot, Powdery Mildew, Scab and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malus 'Klehms' Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
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