EMLA 7 produces a tree that is approximately 60% the size of a standard seedling. EMLA 7 is a sturdy rootstock that does requires some support. It is exceptionally winter hardy and is moderately resistant to collar rot. Compared to trees grown on EMLA 9 or EMLA 26, trees grown on EMLA 7 are less precocious and have a lower cropping efficiency. EMLA 7 does not perform well on light sandy soils.