• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing, semi-dwarf tree; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Backyard Orchard Specimen
    Blooms:
    Spring flowers, followed by fall fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:MAY-lus doh-MESS-tik-a
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:5
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing, semi-dwarf tree; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring flowers, followed by fall fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Salvia (Salvia); Yarrow (Achillea)
  • 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.
    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
    History:
    Granny Smith originated in Australia in 1868, but was not introduced to America until the early 1970's. Grafted onto M111 semi-dwarf root-stock.