|Latin name:||Malus domestica Ballerina® 'Obelisk'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||October - November|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||100 - 150 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 120 cm|
Prepare a large planting hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant the root ball of the apple tree at the correct depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. This columnar apple tree grows best in a sunny area, although partial shade is also well-tolerated.
Apple Ballerina® 'Obelisk' (FLAMENCO) in a pot
This apple tree grows well in a large flower pot or planter. The tree itself takes up little space but provides great benefits. Plant in a sheltered, sunny area. You can create a 'mini-orchard' by planting the Apple Tree, Dwarf Peach, Cherry and Apricot in pots and placing them together on your patio or decking.
An easy to grow apple tree, water regularly and don't let the root ball dry out. It is recommended to give it some fertilizer early in the year with low nitrogen (N) and high potassium (K).
Columnar apple tree can be pruned
Columnar Apple does not form side branches, thus, pruning is not necessary. Is the tree growing too high? If so, you can trim the top of it. Completely remove dead branches. Do not prune when there are signs of frost.
Columnar Apple Ballerina® 'Obelisk' (FLAMENCO) grows quite slowly and does not take up too much space. Although this variety is self-pollinating, you will get a better harvest and guaranteed fruit if Malus domestica Ballerina® 'Obelisk' (FLAMENCO) is planted near other varieties. Try Cox and Elstar for cross pollination and you can pick the apples in October and November.
Did you know that the apple is part of the rose family? Look closely at the beautiful white flowers and you'll definitely notice the similarity with a single-flowered rose.