Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 2-3 ft.
- Full Sun
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- up to 2 ft.
- Botanical Name:
- Malus domestica
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Full-Sized Apples on a Narrow Patio Tree
The space-saving Golden Columnar Apple Tree (Malus domestica) is also described as a pillar or patio tree because of its compact size and narrow shape. Its uncharacteristic look is that of a conventional apple tree '– but without branches. If you have a small yard, a narrow gardening space, or even just a patio, you can still grow your own apples. And the fruit won't be tiny in proportion to the size of this compact tree; they are actually full-sized!
Three Irresistible Features
• Sweet, edible fruit. Some specialty trees are bred to bear fruits that are simply ornamental, but not so with Golden Columnar Apple Trees. The fruits are not only completely edible, but they are juicy and sweet! You'll harvest up to one-eighth of a bushel of apples from each tree. And even before the fruits form, beautiful apple blossoms appear in spring for a dazzling floral display.
• No pruning required. You won't have to prune your Golden Columnar Apple Tree because it grows naturally into its tall, narrow shape. The apples are attached to the main trunk on this virtually branchless tree.
• Perfect when grown in containers. Now here's a patio plant that truly deserves all the buzz it's been getting! There's room on even the smallest of patios or decks for a potted Golden Columnar Apple Tree.
Pollinators and Pollenizers
Yes, there is a difference! Although your Golden Columnar Apple Tree will likely be pollinated by bees (pollinators), it also needs a little more help to set fruit successfully. Apple trees are not self-fruitful, which means you'll need to grow another apple tree nearby of a different variety (a pollenizer) for cross-pollination to yield fertilized flowers. Choose a full-sized apple tree or another columnar apple variety. Even a beautifully ornamental flowering crabapple can cross-pollinate your Golden Columnar Apple Tree!
The Fine Print
The truth is ?… there's no fine print! Growing Golden Columnar Apple Trees is easy as can be. Find a full-sun location, whether it's in the ground or on your patio, and remember that potted trees will need to be watered more often than your landscape trees. Follow all label directions for a fertilizer that's formulated for apple trees, which typically require applications from April through August. Because the apples are large, you may need to stake your tree while it's producing fruit, whether it's planted in the ground or in a container so the wind doesn't topple it!
Golden Columnar Apple Tree Pollination
Golden 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...
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