Columnar apple tree ‘Obelisk‘ - Bare-rooted - Hardy plant

Malus domestica Ballerina® 'Obelisk'

Columnar apple tree ‘Obelisk‘ - Bare-rooted - Hardy plant

Malus domestica Ballerina® 'Obelisk'
Fresh apples from our own soil
A column-shaped apple tree? That's the apple tree ‘Obelisk‘. This apple tree doesn't develop lateral branches, making it very suitable for a smaller garden. The fruit tree can also be planted in a large pot on a patio, roof terrace or balcony. Despite the fact that the self-pollinating ‘Obelisk‘ stays small, it does produce big apples.We supply the apple ‘Obelisk‘ tree as bare-root stock — just the bare branch and roots. The branch is freshly removed from the soil. This gives it additional strength, enabling it to branch out faster than it would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They grow better and they're more economical.The fruit tree blossoms in spring. That's when it reveals its lovely white-pink flowers. A crop will be ready to harvest from summer onwards in the second year after planting. We prune the apple tree in winter, provided that it isn't frozen. The ‘Obelisk‘ grows in well-drained soil that we keep nice and moist. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth, which is why we plant the fruit tree in full or half sun.

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Columnar apple tree ‘Obelisk‘ - Bare-rooted - Hardy plant
Columnar apple tree ‘Obelisk‘ - Bare-rooted - Hardy plant
Columnar apple tree ‘Obelisk‘ - Bare-rooted - Hardy plant
How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects

The appearance of fruit trees and shrubs changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.

Color: Green,Red
Delivery type: Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant
Edible: Yes
Flowering: April - May
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: Yes
Green stayer: No
Growing Height: 100 - 150 cm
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: Yes
Harvesting: October - November
Latin name: Malus domestica Ballerina® 'Obelisk'
Leafs all year: No
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Naturalizing: No
Planting distance: 100 - 120 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: Yes

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.


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