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Red Columnar Apple Tree


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Red Columnar Apple Tree

Get solid production with good taste

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

5-6 ft.

Ships Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 149.89
Sale: $ 97.43
6 at $ 92.56 each
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

2-3 ft.

Ships Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 79.89
Sale: $ 51.93
6 at $ 49.33 each
Qty:  
Planting Mix for Apple Trees
Red Columnar Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Red Columnar Apple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
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Red Columnar Apple Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74
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We’re not going out on a limb when we tell you you’ll absolutely love all the positive attributes of the Scarlett Sentinel Columnar Apple tree.

For starters, the tree grows arrow straight and has virtually no branches! That makes it the perfect choice for confined or tight areas. Also, this tree is as sturdy and hardy as any apple tree around. It’s been known to withstand summer temperatures of well over 100 degrees and still yield healthy and productive harvests with delicious fruit as soon as the first year of planting.

Frankly, Scarlet combines Good Taste and Great Eye Appeal

Flanked by shiny, deep green leaves, the Scarlet Sentinel’s abundant apples hang like plump, red and green bells on an unfurled Christmas wreath. It’s a rich look of fruity goodness that will drape in great numbers during several productive, annual harvests. Their sweet and aromatic flavor lends itself well to sliced cheese and a glass of your favorite wine. Crisp and juicy, the Scarlet apple boasts both good looks and satisfying taste throughout the growing season.

Diversity in the Landscape

Now that you know the Scarlet Sentinel will exceed your expectations of solid production and good taste, it’s also nice to know that this tree is virtually trouble free. Unaffected by bugs, pests and disease, even windy locations are no hindrance to its successful growth and yields. As if all that’s not enough, snow white blossoms will emerge late from this dwarf that won’t grow much beyond 10 feet tall.

For best results, pair with the North Pole Columnar Apple Tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Sunlight: Full
Soil Conditions: Loamy, Well Drained
Drought Tolerance: Good
Time to Plant: Spring
Botanical Name: Malus 'Scarlet Sentinel'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, OR,
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-8
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Red Columnar Apple Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Columnar Apple Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Red Columnar Apple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Red Columnar Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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How wide and deep of a pot will a 8 ft tree need to thrive?
Tim D on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: A pot between 16 - 23 inches in diameter would be great for your Red Columnar Apple Tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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When does it bear fruit, and how big is a "big yield"?
April on Jul 23, 2014
Best Answer: This tree is bearing fruit now..should be ready by October. Mine is rather young but she is yielding 23 apples. Amazing tree
Reply (1) · Report · Katie on Jul 23, 2014
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I'm limited on space. What other tree could I used to pollinated it ????
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: Ted Red Columnar Apple Tree is self fertile, so you don't need another tree. Two Red Columnar Apple Trees would work very well to pollinate each other.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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does this tree self pollinate?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: I've read yes and also no. We planted last fall and have 1 apple this year. I also planted a Fuji Apple tree close by. It has 2 apples. So the jury is still out. I'd say two trees of different variety that bloare better than one
Reply · Report · stephen M on Jun 21, 2014
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I have decided to plant my Apple tree in larger half barrel. I think it is 26 inches. Does this leave room for some sort of companion plant to place around the base of would you recommend against this?
Mark J on Nov 13, 2014
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Does it grow well and mature in pots? Will it self-pollinate?
Meera S on Nov 1, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.