Columnar Apple Trees for Patios & Small Yards
I’m not sure what the most popular fruit in the country is, but I’m sure apples are in the top 3. If they’re one of your favorites, then why not put an apple tree in your yard?
Maybe you’re thinking that you don’t have room for a fruit tree in your yard, or maybe you live in a townhome or an apartment and only have a balcony. Well, with a columnar apple tree, you might just be able to have your fruit and eat it too, hah.
These dwarf trees not only stay short (7-9 feet in height), but they’re not supposed to branch much either. They produce full-sized apples off spurs on the trunk. They’re ideal trees to be planted in pots, so you can actually grow them right on your patio. Of course, you can plant them in your yard too without worrying about them taking over and growing over your neighbor’s fence.
Check them out as an alternative to espalier fruit trees.
Washington’s Raintree Nursery carries three varieties of columnar apple trees.