Malus ioensis (Prairie or Iowa Crab)

A miniature apple tree in most respects, prairie crabapple grows to 20 ft. with a dense, irregular form. A sometimes spiny shrub or small tree, with spreading branches and broad, open crown. Exfoliating bark reveals silvery-gray inner bark. The large, white or pink, flowers grow in clusters that cover the tree.

Associates: Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed), Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood), Prunus americana (American Plum), Prunus serotina (Wild Black Cherry)


Additional information

Tree Size

15-20' x 10-15'


Full, Partial