Love apples but don’t have room for an apple tree in your yard? Grow a Columnar Apple tree in a pot! They’re apple trees that are easy to grow in pots! I do have a mini orchard in my backyard but I was fascinated by the idea of these fruit trees a few years ago and ordered two from Stark Bros.com (there are lots of other places that sell these trees).
Apple Trees That Grow In Pots
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These trees are created to mostly grow up (like columns) not out so they’re perfect for a patio, balcony, urban garden or any space where you don’t have room to grow even a dwarf variety of fruit tree. They fruit on the main trunk on spurs, but if you let some of the side branches grow you get a sort of tall apple bush!
These grow between 7′-9′ tall and you can plant them in the ground but they do well in whiskey barrels. I bought mine several years ago and these are not self-pollinating. I don’t know if they offer a variety that is these days. But that’s something to remember. If it’s not self-pollinating you’ll need two. I’ve had these for about 4 years (when you first get them they just look like sticks!)
I was using them as a screen to block the view of the compost bins (there are 3 in a row) since we had a seating area to the left of the trees.
But now I’m just glad that I’ll have some apple trees that produce when we move! I can’t remember what varieties my two apple trees are. But if you’re interested in this type of tree you can search Columnar fruit tree .
You can get other varieties besides apple like plum, cherry, peach, pear etc!
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