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North Pole Columnar Apple

Original price $44.99 - Original price $44.99
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$44.99 - $44.99
Current price $44.99

Malus domestica 'North Pole'

North Pole™ is a bright red, crunchy, McIntosh apple that ripens in the mid-season. Enjoy these shiny red apples with that classic McIntosh crunch even in small spaces!

Columnar apple trees are trees that produce their fruit on spurs along the main stem. Columnar trees combine disease resistance, flavor, and ease of growing in small spaces as each has a narrow upright habit.

Ideally suited to grow in a container, on a patio, or as a small tree in the ground, trees grow to about 8' tall. Like other apples, you will need two different cultivars for pollination.  Columnar apple varieties bloom in the mid and mid-late seasons and are good pollinizers for any other apple variety!

Chill hours 800 to 1200. On MM106 semi-dwarf rootstock.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Mature Height: 8' (Columnar)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Summer

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: MM106

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (1'-3')


Ask a Question
  • Since the columnar apples need a pollinator, can you buy one of each species to successfully cross pollinate?

    Yes! They are all cross compatible and overlap in bloom time.

  • how far apart can you plant these since it looks like a pole instead of traditionally tree

    As close as 3 feet apart is usually fine.

  • How big around do these get at maturity?

    Roughly 10-12 feet tall

  • If planting to columnar trees in a pot what is the best size to use.

    For the life of the tree? At least 22 gallons or even a half wine barrel.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Sarah D.
These columnar trees are the best!

These 2 trees were packed so well, I doubt anything within reason could cause breakage, etc. The Golden sentinel is planted, The stock and roots are impressive. I have one of these trees from Raintree years ago. It is thriving.Raintree does a great job of of giving the trees the optimum start. So easy to take care of, compared to standard trees. I will be buying a couple more. I can have a variety of cultivars in a modest amount of space. I will be buying more of these and pear trees, but only at Raintree, because they do a great job of the stock, and roots. It all starts there, Five stars from me.

Margaret R.
Very robust trees

These trees arrived in extremely good condition and very well grown. They are very stout little trees.

Dulcie M.
Fruit tree farmer

My columnar apple tree arrived in excellent shape and has been planted. It looks like it is getting ready to burst forth from being dormant!

Lauren L.
It’s a stick

I thought I was getting a tree, ya know, with leaves and branches. Instead, I got a completely bare stick with dry roots. Planted it, but do not have high hopes.