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Urban Columnar Apples Are Hot!

Are you looking for an apple tree that is perfect for that small space?  You can grow this tree on your patio, deck or even in your flower bed.   The new Urban™ Columnar Apples are your answer to the problem.  Introduced to the market in 2011 by Garden Debut® these trees grow 8-10 ft tall and only 2 ft wide.  They have short branches and grow straight up.  The flowers are pink in color.  They are USDA zone 4-9. 

There are 4 varieties of the Urban™ Columnar Apples:

Tasty Red™ -Bright red with sweet flavor

Blushing Delight™-Red green fruit with sweet flavor

Golden Treat™-green gold apples that are tart but get sweeter with age

Tangy Green™- Lime green fruit with crisp tart flavor

You will need two for cross-pollination.  Supplies will be limited this year so if you are looking for these please come early.  

I am trying these in my garden and so far I have been impressed.

For more information on these and other great new plants you can go to www.gardendebut.com.

 

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Water New Plantings Well Before Winter

Hidden in the beautiful fall days we have enjoyed lurks a killer of new plantings.  We have had a very dry fall and the subsoil moisture is almost non-existent.  The cracks you see on the surface of the ground allow air to infiltrate the root zone of your newly planted tree or shrub.  Taking time to water  before the ground freezes will make your tree much happier in the spring.  Watering just an inch a week from now until the ground freezes solid may mean the difference between a live tree in the spring or one that looks like it belongs in a horror film.  For evergreen shrubs and trees watering is essential as they continue their search for moisture during the winter using up their reserves. 

Remember, healthy trees are happy trees and happy trees make for happy homeowners.

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