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Green Columnar Apple Tree

Malus 'North Pole'

$89.95

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-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.

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
$6.95
-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

$19.95
Add A Decorative Pot

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.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

September

Fruit Color:

Red

Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):

400

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Malus 'North Pole'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID, OR



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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.





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 tree
This one, ordered at the same time as the red columnar apple arrived in perfect condition. I transplanted it into the yard and it is doing extremely well. It was loaded with flowers, but not wanting to stress the plant too much, I allowed only four of the fruit that set to stay on the tree, so am looking forward to them ripening and definitely lookforward to a harvest next season!
July 26, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growing great
This one and the scarlet exploding with life. 2 Very good trees. The buds are all turning into leaves in less then a month. The golden was 2 feet taller and nothing. Looks dead the only reason im keeping in the ground is because part of it still green. I had to take a foot and a half off the dead top, hoping that does the trick. I highly recommend this one and the scarlet, don't waste your money on the golden. Who knows it might be the best tree ever but right now its a flop.
May 6, 2015
37130, TN
Growing Zone:
7
Interesting tree
When it arrived it had almost no roots, but had leaves and even a small apple on it. Since I have received it, the tree looked like it was going to die. Watered it with a deep watering spike and weak fertilizer and it now has begun to put on new leaves and appear to be growing new roots in the soil
July 25, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
4
Green Columner apples
Green Columnar apple tree came in planted easy and adapts to the soil well, then again i wouldn't have expected otherwise having grown in Johnny Appleseed region. Havn't had any animals get at it so leafs look and feel healthy. Hasn't seen a New England winter yet though so we shall see if it survives through till next year. Happy with my tree, arrived healthy and fresh, I can't wait for some apples to start growing!
July 28, 2015
Natick, MA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Just got
Very impressed. only 1 had leaves, but can tell other 2 were dormant when shipped. Going to be such cool trees planted 6 feet apart so I can get lawn mower around.
April 22, 2015
Murfreesboro, TN
Growing Zone:
7
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
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Arrived OK
The tree looks fine and I hope next year to see some fruits
August 8, 2016
Woburn, MA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Beautiful Tree
It's Thanksgiving time and we've already had 7 inches of snow and the columnar apple trees are still standing tall with a few dead leaves hanging on. I do hope they will bloom and bear apples next year. I look forward to their growth and fruit bearing.
December 4, 2014
Peekskill, NY
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Review Title
It came a stick and now is cober with lots leaves! Can't wait to see what happens next year!
July 30, 2015
Rockville, MD
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
Good buy
Tree arrived in good healthy condition with a good root system.
May 7, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
8

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 ⅓ of their length. This will assist the tree in compensating the reduction in the roots trimmed to fit the pot. Trim off any intersecting, damaged, dead, or diseased looking periodically. This should be done in the summer and late winter seasons.

Fertilizing (in ground): An annual fertilizing with a balanced 10-10-10 formula will be sufficient for your Green Columnar apple. If your soil is naturally fertile then do not feed (fertilize) the tree until it has reached two years old. Be sure to only apply the fertilizer in the warmer seasons. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the fertilizer to ensure you don’t burn the roots or overdo it.

Fertilizing (potted): While the potted Green Columnar apple tree is still young, feed it a ½ strength, balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks while in the growing season. When the tree gets a bit older you can start using fruit fertilizers. Reduce the feedings for your apple tree in the late fall season and avid fertilizing at all in the winter season.

Harvesting: As the apples near their final stages of ripening they should be picked once they reach the correct size and color. Even if the fruit is removed while just under ripened it can be picked and ripened in the refrigerator.

Pollination chart for Green Columnar Apple: If there happens to be a crab apple tree nearby then you may not need a cross pollinator for your apples to grow. Crab apple trees are “universal pollinators” for apple trees but the other specific apple trees listed below will work as a cross pollinator for your tree.

Golden Columnar Apple Tree
Red Columnar Apple Tree

 

Planting & Care

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Great for small spaces and tree for kids
Jennifer G on Dec 21, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
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
IT WON'T TAKE MUCH SPACE.
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
for gardening space
Liliana F on Nov 7, 2017
A great addition to my container garden.
Candace C on Oct 11, 2017
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.
do these trees require pruning to keep this column form?
Jason R on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Bought one green and one red columnar tree on 2015 and planted both in separate pots. We did not have to prune the tree for it to remain straight. We had red/green apples on both trees last year. Watch out for those Japanese beetles during summer as they ate the leaves.
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 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.
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.
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.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Are these non GMO trees?
Kathykatz 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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