Malus Red Sentinel crab apple trees

Red Sentinel features a mass of delicate white blossom in spring, followed by clusters of small persistent red fruits in autumn, which are a good resource for birds in early winter.

Red Sentinel is also one of the most disease resistant of crab-apples, and it grows with an attractive upright spreading habit.

Malus Red Sentinel crab apple trees for sale

Delivery from 16th April (when showing as in stock)

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years)2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock  patio-trained£36.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £36.45Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years)1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock £19.95Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Malus Red Sentinel


  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Height after 10 years: Up to 4m / 13ft
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
    Fruits can persist to Christmas and beyond.?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?




  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Malus Red Sentinel

Malus Red Sentinel is in flowering group 2. Malus Red Sentinel is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

Botanical name

Malus x Robusta 'Red Sentinel'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.

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