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Pink Lady Apple

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Delicious, sweet-tart and crisp flavored yellow colored apples that are streaked with red; apples are good for eating fresh and storage; showy red flower buds open to fragrant white flowers; prune regularly to train into a strong tree

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
15 feet
Genus:
Malus
Cultivar:
Pink Lady
Branching:
decurrent
Plant Form:
arching
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
white
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

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Planting & Growing

Pink Lady Apple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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