Three-Tier Combo Apple, Espalier
Malus domestica ('Honeycrisp', 'Liberty', 'Akane', grafted)
Once established water during dry spells.
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3726 Ambassador Caffery Lafeyette LA 70503
2816 Highway 14 New Iberis LA 70560
- Louisiana Nursery
8680 Perkins Road Baton Rouge LA 70810
10303 South Mall Drive Baton Rouge LA 70809
|Botanical Pronunciation||MAL-us doh-MES-ti-ka|
|Lore||This tree is grafted with three varieties intended to extend the harvest season in today's smaller gardens: Akane, a sweet, rich, early season dessert apple, excellent for fresh eating and drying, ripening August to September; Honeycrisp with its large red, crisp, deliciously sweet fruit, well-suited for fresh eating and cooking, and equally suited for pressing for cider, ripening in September; and Liberty, with red, crisp and refreshing, juicy fruit, ready to harvest in October.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide; smaller with annual pruning.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Showy Fruit|
|Watering Needs||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Companion Plants||Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Yarrow (Achillea); Allium (Allium); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Dogwood (Cornus); Lavender (Lavandula)|
Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8