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Green Columnar Apple Tree

Malus 'North Pole'


1. Height

  • Ships week of Apr 7
  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever planted! Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


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3. Extras

-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- Planting Mix
Green Columnar Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Green 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.

Coarse 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

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

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Malus 'North Pole'

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Great Tasting Apples that Grow Vertically

  • Convenient shape and size fits almost anywhere
  • Hardy Apple tree with heavy yields of great tasting apples
  • Heat tolerant to well over 100 degrees
  • Loads of apples in the very first year

There's so much to love about the Green Columnar Apple tree

For tight planting areas that need a visual accent, now there's a tree that not only looks great but will also reward you with some of the best tasting apples right in your own yard or garden. Introducing the North Pole Apple tree. Ascending vertically with unparalleled beauty, this wonderful, compact tree will satisfy your sense of sight and taste.

You'll be amazed at how many full sized apples can grow on this columnar tree that will work in just about any location. Small spaces or confined areas are no problem for this fantastic producer of some of the sweetest, most delicious apples you've ever tasted.

Apples Straight from the Green Columnar, Right at your Doorstep!

There's a reason so many apple enthusiasts are flocking to the North Pole. This is one fantastic apple variety that offers convenience, low maintenance and functionality all in one tree. The forest green leaves have a high sheen that will accentuate the red and green color of the multitudes of apples hanging from your tree.

Sweet and delectable, you'll be tempted to pluck and bite right into them. The crisp texture and juicy flavor will satisfy the most discerning apple fan.

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Green Columnar Apple Tree Pollination

Green 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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Great Little Green Apples ????????
This small tree produced 9 little green apples ????????. I've had it about a year and it's potted in a 10 gallon container. I'll plant it in the ground soon. Great sweet sour taste, not as tart as a Granny Smith.
Green Apples
Very easy to grow.
August 16, 2018
1 year ago
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Healthy Apple Tree
Having planted the Green Columnar apple tree several months ago, the tree is growing well. It has many leaves and looks very healthy.
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
shipping is quick and very well packed [the best I have seen] . I can’t send a picture yet it’s still buding out but seems healthy Love it
May 10, 2018
11 months ago
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Colomer apple tree
Good delivery well packed tree is smaller than I expected but it has almost doubled sixes in a few months surprising it had three branches.i would have thought a column tree would not have any side shoot branches I would Reccommend it is a healthy tree.
Looking forward to apples some day so far so good in Florida zone 9
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May 10, 2018
11 months ago
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i ordered the smaller size. Was in great condition when it arrived and doing great after planting. Will see how it does long term.
September 19, 2017
1 year ago
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Constant battle of aphids. Otherwise, nice tree.
Just planted this past spring. Constantly battling aphids.
July 20, 2017
1 year ago
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One Month Status
After one week of shock and a very wet spring the tree is doing well with much new growth.
So Far So Good after one month
So Far So Good after one month
May 12, 2017
1 year ago
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So far so good.
I planted it in late December along with a red columnar apple. The green budded and bloomed almost a month before the red. Little green apples are growing.
May 9, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Good buy
Tree arrived in good healthy condition with a good root system.
May 7, 2017
1 year ago
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Still Alive
I just received the trees about a month ago. They were very well packaged. I planted them the day after I got them and after a month they still have leaves and look good. So we'll see after a PA. winter how they do this spring
October 12, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Green Columnar Apple Tree Planting Diretions

The Green Columnar apple (Malus ‘North Pole’) is a compact apple tree that can grow in almost any climate as it is heat and cold tolerant. Best suited in USDA growing zones 4-8, it can take temperatures as low as -20 degrees as well as being heat tolerant enough for much of the south. The Green Columnar apple tree only reaches a mature dwarf height of 8-12 feet tall and a width of 2-3 feet making it a great container tree, as well as a lovely addition to your landscape. These trees will need a different variety of apple tree for fruit production as they are not self fertile.

Location: Be sure that the location you plan to plant your tree will receive full sun which means at least six hours of direct sun each day. If the area receives more than half a day’s shade then the tree will not perform well. Drainage is essential so if you have an overabundance of clay, some soil amending may be required. The pH range of the soil (for the best results) is 6.0-6.5 and a soil test can determine this easily. Testing kits can be found at your local gardening center to test the acidity of your soil. If the soil is mostly sand then amending peat moss into the sand will help with moisture retention otherwise more frequent irrigation will be needed.

Planting Directions (in ground): Now that you have found your ideal planting location for the Green Columnar apple there are some basic steps for planting the tree. You can raise the acidity of the soil if necessary using lime or wood ash. To lower the pH you can amend sulfur, sphagnum peat or aluminum/iron sulfate into the soil.

1) Make your planting site hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots before planting. Take care not to be to rough with the roots.
3) Place your new Green Columnar apple tree in the hole and be sure it’s straight as you begin to back fill the hole. Tamp down the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil and then mulch around the base to prevent competing weeds and grasses from growing around the area.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk as this can encourage rot and fungus from forming.

Planting Directions (potted tree): Most wouldn’t think you cannot grow an apple tree that isn’t a dwarf variety in a pot. With the Green Columnar apple you can definitely grow a happy, healthy apple tree in a pot! Growing this way will also help maintain the tree at a more manageable height.

1) You will want to start off with a fairly large pot for the apple tree to have enough space to stretch out its root system. A ten gallon or even a fifteen gallon pot will be a good size to start with. Plastic pots may not be a good selection as they can get hot in the sun and aren’t insulated against the cold.
2) Select a well draining, quality potting soil mix to fill the pot.
3) Some light trimming of the roots is encouraged before potting the tree to prevent it from becoming a root bound mess in the pot. Snip the roots so they are about ½ inch from the inside wall of the pot.
4) Be sure you add enough soil to the bottom of the pot so the graft union will be level with the rim of the pot. Fill the pot until there is about a 2 inch space from the rim to the top of the soil.

Watering (in ground): Your Green Columnar apple will benefit from a regular watering habit each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.

Watering (potted): Water slowly when you irrigate the tree to ensure even moisturizing of the soil. When the tree is in a dormant state, only provide enough water to keep the soil slightly moistened. As soon as you see newer growth coming out of the tree you can water whenever the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry.

Pruning (in ground): Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems which are quite common in the upper portion of the tree. Weak, damaged or dead branches should also be removed. Low hanging, droopy branches should also be removed. As a branch declines with age it should be cutback to let younger branches take over and produce better.

Pruning (potted): Once you have your tree potted and comfortable, prune the branches back to about Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I bought the Red Columnar tree and even though I have a crabapple tree I decided to not take a chance on it not producing so I decided it would be a great investment to get a second one.
Elaine W on May 23, 2018
I have a patio where this will work nicely in the corners.
Tyler P on Apr 15, 2018
I bought the Red Columnar tree and even though I have a crabapple tree I decided to not take a chance on it not producing so I decided it would be a great investment to get a second one.
Elaine W on May 23, 2018
To pair with a Red Columnar Apple Tree.
Alfredo C on Apr 29, 2018
I have a patio where this will work nicely in the corners.
Tyler P on Apr 15, 2018
have a red one now for years, need a cross pollinator. The tree is huge, but might only get 1-2 apples on it due to no cross breeding.
steven P on Apr 7, 2018
Great for small spaces and tree for kids
Jennifer G on Dec 21, 2017
for gardening space
Liliana F on Nov 7, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
A great addition to my container garden.
Candace C on Oct 11, 2017
We eat green apple daily and hope to have plenty for our dining pleasure.
Karen S on Jun 10, 2017
We have a small front yard but want to start growing our own fruit. I LOVE that this will fit perfectly and we can snack from our front yard garden.
Kristen J on Jun 4, 2017
It's beautiful and I am anxious about the flavor and baking apple pies; looking forward to watching it grow.
Kim M on May 25, 2017
My daughter loves green apple varieties, this is one I could grow in a container on the back porch.
Patricia D on May 4, 2017
I don't have a large yard but I want to grow my own fruit.
Iraida G on Apr 28, 2017
I don't know. After a year it only has a few leaves at the very top. That's it.
Steve F on Apr 8, 2017
Like this apple and for decoration
Kevin C on Mar 24, 2017
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
Wanted small tree that more portable and small, and I prefer potted plants
Sara E on Jan 15, 2017
I liked the small compact size. This is my first columnar apple tree and I hope it does great.
Stephen M on Jan 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
Fast Growing Trees offered a wide selection of the fruit tree in which I was interested in buying and also a good bit of information to determine if it was a suitable product for my environment. That whole site to me was very helpful and service-oriented.
Harold W on Nov 14, 2016
Smaller size
Cheryl M on Oct 26, 2016
I have small floor space.............
Farmer on Sep 17, 2016
looks interesting, love apples but don't want full sized tree, to big ,to much fruit, have limited space
Raymond C on Sep 13, 2016
love the idea of the columnar apple trees, planted well and survived a cold winter, already started budding in early April. Definitely looking forward to what this years harvest has in store :)
Brian K on Apr 14, 2016
small yard, better for you to grow your own
Katherin K on Apr 14, 2016
not a lot of room is required.... great for a fence line .... no worries about brancing
Troy B on Apr 14, 2016
I have planted Columnar apples in pots to less than satisfactory results. I plan to plant this into the ground.
HARRY W on Jan 1, 2016
Needing a small tree to filled the garden that's quite full and this seams to work for me.
Patricia P on Nov 3, 2015
MARIA V on Oct 29, 2015
The size is perfect for my garden.
James L on Oct 6, 2015
I purchased these Green Columar Apple trees for my front yard landscape!
Charity H on Aug 26, 2015
To pair with a Red Columnar Apple Tree.
Alfredo C on Apr 29, 2018
have a red one now for years, need a cross pollinator. The tree is huge, but might only get 1-2 apples on it due to no cross breeding.
steven P on Apr 7, 2018
Hi-I am trying to have a matching pair of columnar apple trees. Do I need one green & one red or can i do 2 green?
erin c on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have two green ones. I had lots of apples the first year.
What does this apple taste closest to compared to other apple trees? (Yellow delicious, Fuji, Pink Lady, etc.).
H J on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will remind you of a McIntosh apple.
Will the 4-5 ft tree fruit first year?
Specklebean on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi - yes. But def be sure to have a cross pollinator close by. First year was only a few but yr 2 was a good 10
do these trees require pruning to keep this column form?
Jason R on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: no, this is their natural shape, at most they will grow out 2 feet in diameter
as this tree gets older/larger will i need to put it in a larger patio pot?
J Q on Feb 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you would need to put in a larger pot. A 5 or 7 gallon pot should be sufficient enough.
What is the latest this can be planted? I live in NJ.
Drew M on Oct 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello, we are in NJ too and it is doing just fine --in the second year, we had 6 apples. Very lovely and tasty. I wish they had more apple varieties.
what is the best soil mixture when planting, what fertilizer and how often?
Raymond C on Sep 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are located on the lake with a lot of sand. When planted we added a good soil mixture from Lowes and did fertilized it with regular steak fertilizer (usually one-two times a year - spring and fall). We have all tree trees (red, yellow and green) - yellow had about 10 apples this year, red - 3 and green had nothing and grew less than other two (mb because it is more opened for the wind?). We liked that the trees don't take a lot of space and producing. Red apples were good and all yellow were eaten by neighbors (should be good!). I would recommend them.
How many apples fill these columnar trees produce? Are they good for baking?
David D on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased 2 columnar trees (1 red fruit and 1 green fruit) in Spring 2017. No fruits came last year. This year lot of flowers. The wind blew many of them. There are 14 green apples and 2 red apples, about the size of golf balls. I hope they become bigger and then we will see and update! Best.
can columnar apple trees be grown in TX?
MARIA V on Mar 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Are these non GMO trees?
Kathy on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of our products are non-GMO.
why dont any of the apple trees ship to California? Im zone 9 and none of them ship to my state?
lisa d on Sep 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into you state.

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