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Asked by: Claire  06-Feb-2021

Hello, I've been looking at your 2 year apple trees and was wondering whether the height you say they will be after 10 years is the size of the trunk only or the measurement from the ground to the top of the tree's canopy. Also, will it always take 10 years for then to reach the height you quote or is that a conservative estimate?

Answer

The height we suggest after 5-10 years is the height from the ground to the top of the canopy.

The time an apple tree takes to reach its mature height is largely dependent on the rootstock. A very dwarf apple tree on M27 rootstock will reach its mature height within 2 years of so of planting, whereas on the M25 vigorous rootstock it could take 10 years or longer.