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Malus ioensis var. texana (Texas crabapple)
Brundage, Stephanie

Malus ioensis var. texana

Malus ioensis (Alph. Wood) Britton var. texana Rehder

Texas Crabapple, Blanco Crabapple

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Pyrus ioensis var. texana

USDA Symbol: maiot8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

48 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Pome
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May


Native Habitat: Open woods, limestone slopes, and along creeks of the Edwards Plateau. Moist, well-drained, calcareous soils.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Malus ioensis var. texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Malus ioensis var. texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Malus ioensis var. texana


Record Modified: 2023-05-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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