The Malus domestica ‘Limelight’ is a mid-season apple that is aptly named as the yellow-green fruits are almost luminescent and contrast incredibly against the dark green foliage which makes this the perfect eye-catching specimen tree.
Apple are one of the easier fruit trees to grow and are increasingly becoming more popular with gardeners. They are medium sized deciduous trees with flashy Spring flowers and ornamental or edible fruit in the Autumn.
The Malus dometsica ‘is not self-fertile, which means it does require another apple tree to be planted in close proximity in order to pollinate.
Apple trees benefit from growing in slightly sheltered, sunny area, as the blossom will attract a large variety of pollinators as well as the sun will help ripen the fruit.
MM106 (Semi-Dwarfing) are suitable for all forms except standards. The apple trees are tolerant of various soils like grass orchards and poor soils. Widely used rootstock, but not for small gardens. This tree will begin fruiting after three or four years with an ultimate height of between 4-5m.
M26 (Dwarfing) are good for spindle bush, espalier and ideal for containers. Typically starts fruiting after two or three years with an ultimate height of between 3-3.5m.
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