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Golden Columnar Apple Tree

Malus 'Golden Sentinel'


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Golden Columnar Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Golden 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

2-3 ft.


Full Sun


8-10 ft.

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Drought Tolerance:


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Fruit Color:

Golden Yellow

Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Golden Sentinel'

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It's Straight Up Fantastic

Here's Why:

  • Beautiful specimen with excellent fruit production
  • Vinelike Tree grows vertically with no branches
  • Flavorful apples similar to Golden Delicious
  • Hardy to -30 below F
  • Convenient size works well in urban settings

Worth its Weight in Golden Apples

Picture stacks of Golden apples surrounded by lush, deep green leaves growing vertically even in the tightest of spaces. That's the Golden Columnar Apple and it's divine. With no branches to inhibit its upward growth, this vine-like tree is highly ornamental, almost resembling something you'd put up for the holidays. A natural dwarf, the tree will not exceed 12 feet, but the apples themselves are quite sizable and will fill your tree in great numbers . Add gorgeous white flowers to the color mix of striking green foliage and bright yellow apples and you've got a winning combination that's like a living decoration.

The Big Apple with Tremendous Flavor

After you take in the beauty and fullness of all the Golden Columnar Apples clinging to your tree, pluck one off and take a crunchy bite. Be sure to have a napkin on hand to catch the sweet juice that drips as you sink your teeth into the white flesh. This incredible fruit is firm, sweet and delicious. Their refreshing flavor is great right off the tree and wonderful when baked. Use your Golden Apples to make homemade cider just like they did in the old days.

With the great taste and good looks of the Golden Columnar Apple tree, make sure to order yours today.

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...

Crabapple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time and produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

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Customer Reviews

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6 Reviews
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Growing fast, had 10 apples on the second year, no special care or trimming was needed.
September 15, 2016
Ashland, NE
over 2 years ago
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came completely dormant
Had no leaves and only a few roots when it arrived. Since it has put on new leave and seems to be putting down new roots and looks well for this first season.
July 25, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
If you want to plant tre
Great alternative fruit trees in backyard. But so far no fruit.
August 13, 2016
Mahwah, NJ
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
So Far So Good - Planted One Month Ago
At the one month mark this tree has done well even with our exceptionally wet spring. Seems vibrant and much new growth.
May 12, 2017
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Not quite as mature as hoped, but so far so good
I just completed the transaction ordering a second of these Golden columnar trees. I have three North Pole columnar trees I bought locally, and I bought my first Golden from Fast-Growing Trees as a cross pollinator. The Golden isn't quite as mature as the North Poles I bought, but it arrived healthy, and survived well for a week before I could have it planted in the ground. I just bought the second Golden because, well, symmetry, you know? These trees will provide a nice privacy barrier for my little yard, provide fruit (eventually), and give me something nice to look at during the spring, summer, and fall seasons in a space that accommodates little. Overall, I'm pleased with the Golden from Fast-Growing Trees, and I would recommend.
July 15, 2017
2 months ago
Came with an apple
This beautiful tree came with a baby apple! ok, ok... maybe it is the size of a grape, but its still an apple!! I just saw the first flowe bloom and excited to see what happens next.
August 4, 2017
2 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Golden Columnar Apple Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Golden 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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Golden 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 Golden Columnar Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like to make a small orchard for my wife and my daughter.
Tien P on Jul 29, 2017
I chose this variety to compliment (and provide cross pollination for) my Northpole columnar apple trees. I also like they do not branch out and do not take a lot of space in small garden areas. I'm hoping for a nice healthy specimen to be added to my garden.
Kimy R on Jul 4, 2017
I like to make a small orchard for my wife and my daughter.
Tien P on Jul 29, 2017
I love yellow apples. Wanted a tree for small space
James Michael J on Jul 20, 2017
I chose this variety to compliment (and provide cross pollination for) my Northpole columnar apple trees. I also like they do not branch out and do not take a lot of space in small garden areas. I'm hoping for a nice healthy specimen to be added to my garden.
Kimy R on Jul 4, 2017
looking to grow apples without having to put in ground in a single location as we're still laying out our yard
Brandon C on Apr 9, 2017
Wanted a small apple tree I can keep close to the house; the deer get my other apples.
psjh1 on Mar 27, 2017
I want to see if I can grow these before I commit to an actual backyard tree! Plus it's so stinkin cute! :)
Danielle J on Mar 20, 2017
Was looking for golden Delicious apple tree and this one fits area where I need to plant it
Erin B on Mar 11, 2017
I want to have my own orchard !
Wendy Sue I on Feb 15, 2017
I am limited to a patio and do not have room for the traditional apple trees so the columnar trees are the perfect alternative.
eric k on Jan 11, 2017
Wanted something that can be pot grown.
Mark B on Nov 11, 2016
to eat my own fresh apples
michael b on Sep 19, 2016
Need a tree that can grow in a container. I'm looking forward to seeing how this tree does.
Christina J on Apr 17, 2016
not a lot of room is required.... great for a fence line .... no worries about brancing
Troy B on Apr 14, 2016
looking for patio size that will make fruit
Tom H on Apr 5, 2016
Fruit at home!
Stacey R on Apr 3, 2016
James D on Mar 7, 2016
Because of limited space in my yard
Louise A S on Dec 10, 2015
I purchased this tree for my front yard landscape!
Charity H on Aug 26, 2015
I love yellow apples. Wanted a tree for small space
James Michael J on Jul 20, 2017
looking to grow apples without having to put in ground in a single location as we're still laying out our yard
Brandon C on Apr 9, 2017
can you grow them in pots?
phil l on Oct 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can grow them in pots.
I planted last spring. It has grown 5 18inch stems,3 out the top 2 on the side. How and when should I trim?
TODD M on Apr 1, 2017
if I grow this tree in doors in a pot, how big a pot should it be, 24x 24?
fabricio c on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Apples generally need a chill period through winter to fruit, so this might be a difficult tree for indoors unless you have a cold greenhouse. That said, mine is currently in a pot about 24" outside.
Are these apples also called golden delicious?
Janelle C on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a hybrid, that is intended to taste like Golden Delicious. However, it grows completely different than a normal Apple tree. It is much more vertical and does not spread horizontally with limbs.
About how many apples does a mature columnar tree produce a season?
LindaY on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine has ten right now. Still green, not ripe yet.
Are they gmo or hybrid what r they?
Don T on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The are a non-gmo grafted tree.
The area on the patio is partly in the shade. Will it grow there?
martha p on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It would need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight.

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