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Semi Dwarf Apple trees and how far to plant from driveway?

John Seaver


Joined: Dec 01, 2011
Posts: 18
Greetings fellow Permies! I am planting semi Dwarf apples in my front yard and curious about how far to plant from my driveway, I have read 6 feet is enough what do you all think?? Thanks for any help...
David Miller


Joined: Sep 13, 2011
Posts: 215
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
6 ft should be fine for a true dwarf but a semi dwarf may exceed that, you can obviously prune for above ground issues but maybe stretch to 8-10 ft for long term care of your driveway via possible root damage. Really though if the tree can spread in other directions it will avoid the dead zone of asphalt.
darius Van d'Rhys


Joined: Jul 07, 2011
Posts: 56
Location: SW Virginia Mountains, USA
I just took an apple grafting class, and they supplied semi-dwarf rootstock (M111). They said to plant them 15' O.C. but that you can contril the size of any tree by judicious pruning,


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John Seaver


Joined: Dec 01, 2011
Posts: 18
Thanks all, for the reassurance. I am 8 feet off and they have plenty of room to spread in every other direction... felling good about the planting, thanks again!
 
 
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