Apple is part of the Malus genus and its scientific name is Malus domestica.
Apple tree heights are variable depending on which rootstock the scion is grafted on and on the vigor of the variety of itself. Typically if you buy an apple tree from a gardening center that does not do their own grafting (i.e. a department store or hardware store in the United States for example) you will not know what your tree is grafted onto, but usually trees in the commercial retail trade are grafted onto MM7 which will produce a tree that is 15-16 feet tall at maturity.
In some nursery catalogs, you will see rootstocks listed with their relative mature heights in relation to a tree grafted onto seedling rootstock. Seedling rootstocks can produce trees well over 100 feet tall.
Rootstocks commonly seen in the retail trade in the United States for “dwarf” apple trees are:
Bud 9 – produces a tree that is approximately 8-10 feet tall at maturity. This rootstock does not anchor well into the ground and trees will have to be staked for their entire lives.
M26 – produces a tree that is approximately 8-10 feet tall at maturity.
M27 – produces a tree that is 6 feet tall at maturity. This rootstock does not anchor well into the ground and trees will have to be staked for their entire lives.
M9 – produces a tree that is approximately 8-10 feet tall at maturity This rootstock does not anchor well into the ground and trees will have to be staked for their entire lives.It is an edible fruit that typically grows as a deciduous, which is defined as a plant that sheds its leaves annually. Apple is known for growing to a height of approximately 14.86 feet (that's 4.57 metres in metric) with a tree habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring, followed by first harvests in mid autumn. Consider Gala, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Granny smith dwarf, and Red Delicious to grow as they are very popular with home gardeners.
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Apple trees are grouped into four flowering groups – A, B, C, and D, which denote roughly when they bloom in the spring (early, mid, late and very late). Apples are self-sterile unless they are tetraploids and will require a pollinator in the same flowering group so they will bloom around the same time and can pollinate each other. Some varieties are triploids and will require a pollinator but will not pollinate other apples. If you have a triploid variety, you will need two additional apple varieties in the same group.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Zone 3 to 8 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Apple requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 6.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Apple is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
Apple varieties are hybrids and do not come true from seed.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Apple so consider planting:
Apple likes Perennial wallflower
Apple likes Common yarrow
Apple likes Calendula
Apple likes Roman Wormwood
Apple likes Chives
Apple likes Garden nasturtium
Apple loves Daffodil
repels deer, and absorbs excess nitrogen in the springtime
Apple likes Chives
absorbs excess nitrogen in the spring
Apple loves False blue indigo
fixes nitrogen and improves soil
Apple loves Sage
These plants will not grow well with Apple so avoid planting these within close proximity:
Apple dislikes Potato
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Apple plants:
Fireblight is endemic in some regions of the United States. There is no cure for fireblight asides from planting resistant varieties and planting your trees at least a half-mile from any cedar trees.
Common pests for apples are aphids, woolly aphids, codling moths, apple maggots and borers. Check with your local extension agent in the United States for how to control them in your area.
Scented geranium, Tomato, Ultra dwarf fuji apple
Malus x domestica, Malus x. domestica
Misspellings: Aple, Appl
28 Mar 2012
I love the tart taste of Jonathan apples. My tree isn’t all that productive, but the taste more than makes up for it.
28 Mar 2012
Blah… That’s about the only way to describe the taste of red delicious apples: Bland as anything.
12 Nov 2011
First pruning: Cut off the top at 100 cm.
Apple care instructions
How long does Apple take to grow?
Popular varieties of Apple
- Golden Delicious
- Granny smith dwarf
- Red Delicious
- Cox's Orange Pippin
- Pink Lady
View the complete variety list for Apple »
... and other apples, too. In fact, anything belonging to the genus Malus will do.1 members / 4 topics