Pink Spires reaches 12 to 15 feet. It’s a Columnar Fruit Tree that grows very narrow and upright, making it an awesome addition to a patio or confined yard space. Spring Flowers are rosy pink and appear earlier than most varieties. Purplish red fruit is ripe by early September into October. The foliage is perhaps the reason this cultivar is so popular in the spring it has Leaves have a purple tinge that offsets the rosy pink blooms. The fruit is very small, sometimes berry sized and will hang on the tree into midwinter if left unharvested. Edible fresh but doesn’t taste very good, best used for preserving.
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Aesthetically appealing bronze-tipped forest green foliage which morphs to a brick come spring and turn yellow in fall. The fruit drops readily and can become a messy nuisance if cleaned up regularly.
Hardy in zones 4 to 7
Cold hardy down to -300 F
Mature Height 20-25 ft.
Mature Spread 12-15 ft.
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Moderate
BloomTime April / May
Bloom Color Pink to Lavender
Fruiting Time 2 – 3 years
Fruit Color: Red – RedBrown
Fruit ripens September / October lingers till early winter
Fruit Size Tiny – less than 1 ” round
Fruit Taste Bitter fresh, useful for preserves and ornamental purposes
Fruit Yield is above average
Disease Resistance mildew, cedar rust. Moderate Resistance to scab and fireblight.