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.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Columnar Apple Tree.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
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.
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.
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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