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Malus 'Maypole'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Maypole
Additional cultivar information: (Ballerina Series)
Hybridized by East Malling Research Station; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Time:
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Rootstock Vigor:
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Bearing Habit:
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Disease Resistance:
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Fruit Usage:

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Provides winter interest

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lseddins On Aug 8, 2012, lseddins from Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

My Maypole has been a delight ever since it was set out around May 1, 2007, but I do have a question about the fruit. The tree lives in Atlanta, GA and begins leafing out near the beginning of March and has flowers by the end of March. Around the first of August, the fruit begins to fall from my tree. This seems a little early for it to be ripe, doesn't it? My source for the tree tells me, "When picking, just lift them upward quickly. If theyre ready, they will come loose without damage to the tree." Also, I'm told, the seeds will turn from white to brown. If I knew they were ripe, I'd pick the ones left on the tree and make jelly, perhaps. However, I do not know how to test whether the apples are ripe (I cannot do a taste test), at least not in any "noninvasive" way. Perhaps I must sacrifice a few to find out.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky

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