The last of the Crab Apples to flower in spring. Ioensis Plena will not disappoint and has something for every season.
Clusters of large, dusky pink buds open mid-late October. The expanding large, semi-double blooms are soft pink on the outside and white towards the centre. The overall effect is magnificent - like a gigantic bunch of flowers.
The leaves are large and toothed, emerging light, bright green, maturing to deep green and in Autumn they progressively turn to golden yellow, burnt orange and red.
The tree has quite an upright and formal look with neatly arranged and gently upswept, smooth, silvery-grey bark. Approx 4 x 3m beyond the graft at 20 yrs. Slow to moderate growth rate.
Very hardy and ideal in Canberra's extreme climate.
Take great care transplanting new season trees as the root system is very delicate and will not be fully established until late November. Alternatively, you may leave the tree in its pot until then.