Call to Order! (800) 399-95149AM-6PM ET M-F. 9:30AM-6PM ET Sat & Sun.
This plant may not thrive in your area
Bred specifically to produce an apple harvest in a vertical gardening space, columnar apple trees (Malus domestica) are all the rage for urban gardeners! These apple trees are a landscape designer's dream for tight spaces where conventional apple trees are simply too large. Columnar apple trees are aptly named, because they allow you to grow apples upward instead of outward!
Skip the Pruning
Columnar apple trees maintain their own vertical growth, which means they naturally grow in a narrow shape. So you won't have to get out the pruning shears and keep them cut back for them to maintain their natural shape, which typically extends only two feet wide!
A "Pollen Buddy"
All apple trees benefit from a "pollen buddy" -- a nearby apple tree that lends pollen from its flowers in a process called cross-pollination. This is important in the apple world, because the fruit forms only if the flowers become fertile after they're pollinated. But you don't have to be a horticulturist to make this happen…all you have to do is plant two or more apple trees so these "pollen buddies" can go to work for you!
The Straight and Narrow
Even though you need only two columnar trees for cross-pollination, the rule of thumb in landscape design is to plant odd-number groupings of plants; for example, three trees are visually more appealing than two trees, etc. But because columnar apple trees are so narrow, you could grow an edible border in your sunny side yard or along your driveway by planting an entire row of these beauties!
A Fall Harvest of Plenty
You'll enjoy watching your columnar apple tree all season long, anticipating the harvest of juicy apples in autumn. The trees are covered in fluffy white-to-pink blossoms in spring, with the developing fruits soon to follow. When autumn comes, so does your treat -- mouth-watering apples! Don't think these vertical trees sacrifice quality fruit for their narrow growth. Each apple is full-sized and each mature tree will yield up to 75 pounds!
North Pole Columnar Apple Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
|Order Total||Shipping Charges|
|Less than $15||$11.99|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Beautiful, colorful, and unique array of shrubs, trees, and plants
We grow and deliver the highest quality products directly to your door
Order online or over the phone with no waiting and no hassles
Join our community and get exclusive offers, care tips and more!