Urban Apples® Blushing Delight™ & Golden Treat™ Columnar Tree Combo

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Order the 2-in-1 Columnar Urban Apple® Apple Trees Combo gives you the best of both worlds! Imagine a modern, narrow columnar tree or two in your landscape; covered in precious white blooms that last a long time in early spring. You'll enjoy lush green foliage all summer and fresh Apples in fall!

Wait, what?

Yes! Urban Apples® grow straight upward, not outward and they produce gorgeous, tasty round, full-sized Apples in the fall. Joining the edible landscaping trend has never been easier! You'll receive two trees per order. Grow columnar Apple trees in your landscape, and enjoy the "fruits of your labor" in just about two years. Some people even report fruit the first year!

For a single price, you'll receive one each of Blushing Delight™ Apple and Golden Treat™ Apple trees. They are a cross-pollination pair, so plant them near each other in your landscape. Best of all, you can plant both of these modern Columnar Trees in the same space required by one, old-fashioned Apple tree!

How does it work? Well...simply put, the fruiting spurs grow very near the main leader, rather than reaching out horizontally like other varieties. You'll have no problem using these skinny trees in any sunny spot in your landscape.

  • Red-blushed Blushing Delight® Apples (Malus 'A 68-173') are sweet, juicy and full-sized. Enjoy them as a fresh eating snack, juice them, or add to delicious salads.
  • Golden-skinned Golden Treat™ Apples (Malus 'UEB 4141/1') are full-sized and firm, with a slightly tart taste. Add them to cheese plates; or peel and prep them for cobbler, pies and tarts. It's great to have a baking Apple outside your patio door!

In the spring the ramrod-straight branches are covered in romantic, sweet-scented, white Apple blossoms. Then they are covered in full-sized Apples nestled along the limbs like Brussels Sprouts.

These beauties need a pollinator tree so plant these Columnar Fruit Trees with one or more of its sisters in the Urban Apples® series, or a white-flowering Crabapple Tree for the best crop possible! You'll double the yield and double the fun! Giving you huge Apple yields in a small-footprint sized space. First developed in the Czech Republic, Urban Apples® have been a revolution in at-home fruit growing!

Planting and Application:

Now. No matter what size your place is, you can grow Apples for yourself and your family and friends! Imagine being able to pick full-sized Apples straight from your patio or balcony! Tasty, sweet and juicy and ripens mid-season, perfect for all-purpose eating, baking and cooking!

Go ahead and make your sunshine work hard for you. The formal columnar effect combined with the blossom and jeweled fruit will certainly turn heads! Make a real statement with a pair of these trees flanking either side of your entry. Add a row of gorgeous Cabernet Splash Blueberries as a thoroughly up-to-date foundation planting. Take edible landscaping to the next level with a pair of sentries standing among your front yard landscaping!

Mark the entrance to a garden path with a potted or in-ground pair of Columnar Apple Trees on either side! Use these trees to define the entrance to your outdoor dining room. Your guests will be begging to pluck their own piece of fruit. Serve them sliced with artisan cheese and a drizzle of local honey.

Create a hard-working hedge by alternating the varieties 5 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Order 2 or 3 sets to create a very effective privacy screen "with benefits"! Plant Urban Apples® Columnar Fruit Trees as accents and backdrops for your landscapes and alternate between the different Urban Apples® varieties for a beautiful fruiting hedge!

Try them as a backdrop in your Victory Garden and you'll love having fruit trees growing among the vegetables and herbs, and your produce will appreciate not being shaded out by a large tree. Use them in a Children's Garden where they can watch the butterflies in the spring and then love watching the fruit develop from flower to finish!.

They look great paired in matching containers on the patio, flanking the entrance of a walkway or anchoring a garden bed. Container gardeners, porch and patios in planters, or in the ground in that sunny but skinny patch of ground that runs along the side of your home leading to the back yard. It's hard to believe but totally true! You can grow Apples in any sized garden, even on your balcony or rooftop garden, with these space-saving trees!

  • Two Separate Trees Sold Together as a Pollinating Pair
  • Cute, Unique Columnar Apple Trees - Grow Very Narrow
  • Blushing Red™ Has Showy Bright Red Apples
  • Golden Treat™ Has Bright Golden Fruit
  • Bright Green Foliage
  • Full-Sized Sweet, Juicy Fruit
  • Fragrant White Spring Flowers Pollinators Love
  • Charming Ornamental Pair, Container & Edible Landscaping Must-Haves

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Columnar Apple Trees are easy-to-grow! All Apple trees need full sun to produce fruit. Give them at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day for optimal flowering and fruiting, and ensure they'll receive a good amount of air circulation. Pull them out away from buildings. Plant Apple Trees in an enriched, well-drained, enriched location, or in a large container with good drainage and ample room for its roots. Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important if you are keeping your trees in containers, or during periods of drought and as the fruit is developing. Don't forget regular fertility, plus a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist bark chips over their root system.

Provide container-grown Apples with a protected winter location in colder growing regions of USDA planting zones 4 to 9. It is recommended that you stake your tree to support its straight trunk and keep container plants from toppling over in heavy winds and storms. Store container trees for winter outdoors, or in an unheated shed or garage.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Regular Moisture & Fertility
  • Very Easy Care & Little To No Pruning
  • Urban Apple® Series Shows Disease Resistance

Order the classic pairing of Urban Apples® Blushing Delight™ and Golden Treat™ Columnar Apple Tree Combo from Nature Hills today! Hurry, these will sell out quickly!

Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Tree Frequently Asked Questions

When to Plant Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees

Planting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success - that is the benefit of container plants - to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.

How to Plant Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees

Dig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location's soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.

Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.

Pruning Apple Trees

When to Prune Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees

Trim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim Apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.

How to Prune Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees

Your Columnar Apple shouldn't need much pruning at all! But in case you do need to give yours a trim, here's how.

Dormant prune to:

  • Remove any double leaders or narrow crotch angles
  • Eliminate any crossing branches
  • Thin interior branching and leave the fruiting spurs and strong branches in place opening up the canopy
  • Branching at least 24-36 inches above the ground

Prune Apple trees in the summer to:

  • Control size and shape by reducing the length of longer new growth on vigorous trees
  • Remove water sprouts on the main trunk or older branches in the crown
  • Remove suckers at the base of the trunk
  • Thin fruit during heavy years on established trees

How to Care for Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees

Growing an apple tree is easy when proper soil, good drainage, attention to moisture, and regular fertility are maintained. Once you've chosen an apple tree that works for your climate, in the size you need for your landscape, and its pollinator (if needed), then you've accomplished half the battle!

  • Apple trees do best in full sun and well-drained soil
  • Water your apple trees when it gets dry - especially during the fruit production stage, and drought periods to keep it stress-free
  • Use arborist wood chips to mulch over the roots of your apples
  • Have your soil tested to see what your soil may be lacking before adding fertilizers
  • Maintenance pruning and shaping

Apple trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.

How to Fertilize Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees

For the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.

Fruit trees need more phosphate and it's possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil's pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.

Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.

  • Don't overdo it
  • Phosphates are your friends
  • Pay attention to pH in areas with extremely high or low soil pH
  • Follow the directions

Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Tree Pollination Info

The Urban Apples® Blushing Delight™ and Golden Treat™ Columnar Apple tree Combo pollinates each other. Also, you can pair your pair with a white-flowering Crabapple tree like Dolgo, or other Urban Apples® Columnar Apple tree varieties:

Harvest Times for Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees

Urban Apples® Columnar Apple Trees are mid-season and typically ready to harvest in September.

Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new Apple Tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree can also determine when it's ripe.

For Apples:

  • Early-season is usually June-July
  • Mid-season can be August-September
  • Late-season can be from late September-November

The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which Growing Zone you are in.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Buy your Urban Apples® Blushing Delight™ and Golden Treat™ Columnar Apple Tree Combo for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Urban Apples® Blushing Delight™ & Golden Treat™ Columnar Tree Combo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'A 68-173', Malus 'UEB 4141/1'
Type Deciduous
Size Dwarf
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color White
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes