A Colonnade® apple tree, commonly called a columnar apple tree, presents a wonderful opportunity to grow your own fresh fruit when space is limited. A compact, upright, narrow growth habit (they mature to be about 7-8' tall and 2-3' wide) makes them perfect for planting in small yards and gardens or growing in containers on balconies and patios.
Each September, these trees will give you an impressive crop of flavorful apples. Some taste great right off the tree, while others can be used for making jellies or sauces. Plus, these trees make attractive ornamental additions to any outdoor setting. They offer lovely white or pink blossoms in spring and beautiful foliage that looks great in summer before turning to feature lovely autumn shades in fall. You can plant multiple columnar apple trees in a row to create your own “living fence.”
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Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
colonnade apple trees, single stem apple trees
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.