• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Backyard Orchard Specimen
    Blooms:
    Spring flowers, followed by early summer fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:MAY-lus doh-MESS-tik-a
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring flowers, followed by early summer fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune as needed to remove dead wood and to maintain desired size and shape. Thin heavy crops in late spring to prevent damage from overbearing.Pruning time: late winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Anna is the first true truly low-chill apple. Developed in Israel, Anna was chosen from crosses of American and Arab varieties, and selected specifically for its ability to produce a good crop even in mild winter climates, due to its remarkably low chill requirement,