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Apple Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Malus domestica

 

Apple Tree

There are many types, varieties and growth forms of apple trees, from standard tree to dwarf, the mature size being controlled by the root stock used during grafting. The cultivation is the same for all types and varieties; only the pruning is different, One of the best ways to choose a variety of apple tree to grow is to see what varieties do well in your locality. Be aware that most apple trees need pollinators in order to fruit. Some varieties need one other tree as a pollinator, and some need two, or even three. If you have apple trees in neighbouring gardens this should help, as long as they flower at the same time.

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plant Features
  • Apple Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Apple Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Apple Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Apple Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Apple Tree

Latin name

Malus domestica

type

Fruiting tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Apple Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Apple Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Apple Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Apple Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Apple Tree is 5.50meters x 6.00meters 5.50 M 6.00 M

Malus domestica

There are many types, varieties and growth forms of apple trees, from standard tree to dwarf, the mature size being controlled by the root stock used during grafting. The cultivation is the same for all types and varieties; only the pruning is different, One of the best ways to choose a variety of apple tree to grow is to see what varieties do well in your locality. Be aware that most apple trees need pollinators in order to fruit. Some varieties need one other tree as a pollinator, and some need two, or even three. If you have apple trees in neighbouring gardens this should help, as long as they flower at the same time.


Planting outdoors

From Mid Autumn TO Early Spring

When planting remove the weeds from surrounding areas and make sure the hole you dig is at least twice the size of the roots. It is advised not to add fertiliser at this time due to the possibility of damaging the tree, however well rotted compost or manure should be forked into the bottom, the tree placed in the hole and back filled, firmed then watered in thoroughly. Keep well-watered until the tree is well established.

 

Apple Tree Blooms

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Once the weather has warmed up the tree will produce the first green leaves which will then prompt the first blossom. This is a very vulnerable stage - if a frost occurs the blossom is usually killed, and then there will be no fruit. .

 
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