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Crabapples

Growing CrabapplesThis page is about growing crabapples. A hardy deciduous tree that creates a beautiful display of spring flowers and a small, bitter apple fruit.

 

Bradford Pear Tree

Growing a Bradford Pear Tree?This page is about growing a Bradford pear tree. Although not know for their pears, these trees are native to China and are often planted in urban environments.

 

banana tree next to house

Banana Tree (Musa)This banana tree is four years old and has very small bananas on it. I was lucky to take this picture because this year in January, we had 7 inches of snow and it was killed by the snow and cold. I was heartbroken.

 

When Are Figs Ripe?I have a fig tree that I planted 3 summers ago. It has grown well and is now about 7 feet tall. We have let 4 main shoots remain and cut back the others. We bought it at a flea market and I do not know what kind of fig it is.

 

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Late Maturing Apple Tree?I am trying to find an old apple tree variety that used to grow outside of our house. I know this variety is at least 100 years old and would love to replace the dead tree with a new one of the same variety. It is a late maturing apple, yellowish green in color, sweet and crisp.

 

What Is This Tree? (Ornamental Plum Tree)I have several of these trees growing in my yard. They are volunteers, meaning they just grew up on their own. I live in the Pacific Northwest (Western Washington near Puget Sound). New ones grow up around the largest tree so I'm assume they are from seed from the tree. They have some white flowers in the spring and the fruit shown in one of the pictures is about the size of a jumbo olive and olive shaped or plum shaped.

 

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Planting Fruit Trees in The Fall?I want to plant lilacs and also some fruit trees. Do you do that in the fall?

 

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Using Coffee Grounds on Mandarin Orange Trees in Containers?I am trying my luck at growing 6 mandarin orange trees from seed inside my home. So far they seem to be doing good, the tallest one is about 24 inches and the smallest is about 18 inches. I am about to transplant them into larger pots and am wondering if used coffee grounds would be good for them.

 

Leaves Dying on Avocado Tree - dry brown spots on leaves

Leaves Dying on Avocado Tree?I've been growing this avocado tree for about 2 years and she's been thriving until about 2 weeks ago when the leaves started to turned brown and dry up. I tried fertilizer and that showed no signs of improvement. I usually water maybe twice a week, but I have noticed some small bugs in the soil of my tree and I'm not sure what they are or if they are the problem.

 

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Dwarf Orange Tree Trunk Too Thin?I have been growing a dwarf orange tree indoors for several years. It continues to grow taller and appears to be in good health. The problem is that the branches and the main trunk are the same in diameter.

 

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Adding Lime to Fruit Trees?Can I put lime on my fruit trees, especially my citrus trees, and when do I do it?

 

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Pruning a Fig Tree?To what height can I cut back a mature fig tree to get it to grow like a bush instead?

 

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Avocado Tree Leaves Turning Brown and Falling?My avo-tree is now seven years old and is bearing fruit for the second year, why is it loosing so many brown leaves during springtime?

 

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