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Pleached Apple Tree, Discovery variety Malus Domestica Discovery Pleached Tree is a popular eating apple tree trained into pleached form to create privacy and additional architectural interest. Our mature pleached apple trees are trained on bamboo frames and trimmed to shape. It’s a great choice for fruit lovers and overlooked gardens.
Malus Domestica Discovery is a deciduousfruit tree that was discovered self-seeded in 1949 in Essex. The fruit is bright red with a crisp sweet taste and the tree is such a reliable fruiter it holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit along with the Perfect for Pollinators badge. In spring pale green foliage emerges with silver tips and is soon followed by tiny pink blossom buds. The buds turn bright white as they emerge and if pollinated mature into eat-from-the-tree dessert apples that are ready to pick in late August and early September. Foliage falls with the frosts and leaves a bare but attractive pleached framework over the coldest months.
How Hardy Is A Pleached Apple Tree Malus Domestica Discovery Pleached is a hardy apple tree that’s easy to grow in the UK if its roots are well-drained.
How To Use A Pleached Apple Tree Fruit loving gardeners looking to create privacy can’t go wrong with Malus Domestica Discovery Pleached. Planted along a fence line they create instant privacy as a stilted hedge. They provide shade without taking up too much root and canopy space. You can use Malus Domestica Discovery Pleached trees to line a walkway or avenue in larger gardens or plant one or two to hide an unsightly feature. Apple blossom is a great attractor of pollinators and birds that love to eat the fruit. Planting a blossoming and fruiting tree is one of the best ways to increase biodiversity and encourage wildlife to your garden.
How To Care For A Pleached Apple Tree Malus Domestica Discovery Pleached trees are not self-fertile. A pollination partner will be needed to produce fruit such as Braeburn or Golden Delicious or if space is tight, a smaller crab apple tree such as Red Sentinel. Discovery apple trees enjoy a sunny, sheltered position free from frost pockets. It will grow in most well-drained soils and benefits from water and mulch in hot spells. Malus Domestica Discovery Pleached is supplied as a large instant impact tree. It will need a regular yearly trim to maintain the pleached crown. Discovery Apple trees are also available in various standard shapes and fan-trained for growing along a sunny wall.