Details

 

Malus domestica 'Bramley' is a culinary apple that is vigorous and partially tip bearing. It can grow to 2.5-8m in height and width, depending on the rootstock. Pale pink flowers are followed by fruit that can be used from November to February

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

 

Sunlight

Full sun

 

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered

 

Moisture

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

4 - 8 metres

Ultimate spread

4 - 8 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 5 - 10 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Best suited to growing as a bush or spindle bush on dwarfing or semi dwarfing rootstock. A triploid so not an effective pollinator; should be grown with 2 other cultivars. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Thin fruit as required

 

Propagation

Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning

Regular pruning required; partially tip bearing apple pruning

 

Pests

Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

Diseases

Susceptible to apple scab; may be affected by apple canker and honey fungus. Susceptible to the disorder bitter pit

 

Source: RHS.org.uk

Malus (Apple) 'Bramley' Espalier

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