apple tree

Anne McLoughlin asked 6 years ago

Several years ago, we transplanted an apple tree. Most of it died but part of it recovered and grew new shoots producing apples. Another part of the tree grew new shoots producing apples also. We removed this part and replanted it and put rooting powder on the roots. Will it grow again?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Apple trees often die back when moved as a mature tree, the plant adjusting its top growth to match lost roots. The part of the tree you have separated may take root if not too badly damaged. The rooting powder is unlikely to have any effect but apple trees are tenacious, as you already know.