- USDA hardiness zones:
This colonnade-shaped apple tree typically forms a compact column which grows to 8' tall, but only 2' wide, and is an exclusive introduction from Stark Bro's of Louisiana, Missouri. Light pink to white flowers in spring give way to full-sized, red-over-green, eating apples which ripen in September. Usually bears fruit by the third year.
- Full sun
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers deep, loamy, moderately fertile, slightly acidic soils. Avoid unamended, heavy clay soils. Needs full sun for maximum flower and fruit production. More than one variety is necessary in order to facilitate best pollination and subsequent fruit production.
Size and growth:
- 6.0 to 8.0 feet
- 1.5 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- Pink to white
Edible fruit, Flowering tree, Showy flowers, Showy fruit, Birds, White, Pink, and Butterflies
Grown primarily for fruit production, this dwarf apple tree is good for small areas around a home or apartment. Also may be grown in a planter of at least 17 inches in diameter.
Apple trees in general are susceptible to a number of pests. The four major disease problems of apples are fire blight, powdery mildew, apple scab and cedar apple rust. Potential insect problems are generally of lesser concern and include aphids, maggots, codling moth, plum curculio and spider mites. This cultivar is reported to have much improved disease resistance. However, good cultural practices are always essential, and some chemical spraying may become necessary in order to control pests.