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Spartan Apple tree

Owner: Roger

Location:  Delta, B.C., Canada

Age:Planted in about 2005
Age of this tree:21 years
Soil:clay an dcompost 
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)

Owner's comments

The tree was originally a bush shape. I moved it in the fall and trimmed the main branches. It now grows as a single branch along the side of my large garden pond (13,000 gal.); supported by the bamboo fence. It grows horizontally about 2 feet off the ground. It is loaded with fruit this year.