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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 12-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart

Cox Orange Pippin Apple Bare Root

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus domestica 'Cox Orange Pippin'

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  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 12-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart

Why plant Cox Orange Pippin Apple Bare Root?

To many people with English roots, the Cox’s Orange Pippin apple is the gold standard of apples. This British favorite has a wonderfully complex sweet-tart flavor that apple aficionados on both sides of the pond go crazy for. When they can get their hands on them—and for Americans, growing your own tree may be the only way—those who try Cox’s Orange Pippin apples describe them as having a rich, almost spicy flavor with hints of mango and orange. This cherished heirloom selection will take you back to a time when flavor was King—not shipping or warehousing qualities!

Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple has been an English institution for over 150 years. It arose as a chance seedling in the 1820s in the orchard of a retired brewer named Richard Cox, near the present-day location of Heathrow Airport. It’s a yellow apple with a red blush, which makes it appear orange—hence, the “Orange” part of its name. The “Pippin” part of its name is an old English word for an Apple Tree grown from a seed, or “pip.” Cox’s Orange Pippin wasn’t made available to other growers until the 1850s, and it wasn’t grown commercially until the 1860s, but once it finally became known, it won the hearts of a nation.

How to use Cox Orange Pippin Apple Bare Root in the landscape?

A premium gourmet dessert apple, Cox’s Orange Pippin is best sampled fresh from the tree so that its delightful blend of sweet and tart, familiar and exotic flavors can be appreciated to the max. It isn’t generally considered to be great cooking apple, although it makes a fine, spicy cider if you happen to find yourself with a bumper crop.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Cox Orange Pippin Apple Bare Root

Preferring the cool maritime climate of its English homeland, the Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple Tree can be a challenge to grow in many areas of the U.S. Homeowners in the Pacific Northwest and coastal New England will have the most success. As with any Apple Tree, you’ll want to plant it in full sun in a site with fertile, well-drained soil and good air circulation. Even under the best of circumstances, however, Cox’s Orange Pippin may need help in warding off pests and diseases that can damage or destroy the harvest.

How To Water

Water deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Always promptly remove and destroy any diseased branches, leaves, or fruit from your Apple tree and around the base. Leaving those in place could cause reinfection the following year.


How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

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