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Red Sentinel crab apple trees

Malus x robusta
Red Sentinel has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Awards: RHS AM 1959
Malus Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.

Red Sentinel crab apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £59.00< 5 in stock
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
    (patio)
  • PG22-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £59.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR1Spindlebush bare-root tree M9 rootstock SALE £40.00(was £44.00)
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £36.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • BR31-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £44.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from week commencing 15th April where these items are showing as in stock.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Red Sentinel is one of our most popular crab-apples, and has year-round appeal. Firstly, it is a shapely tree and has a pleasing presence in a larger garden or open space.

In spring it is covered with a mass of delicate white blossom, wihlst in autumn there are dense clusters of small persistent red fruits.

In fact Red Sentinel has some of the most persistent fruits of all crab-apples. You can be fairly sure they will cling on until Christmas or even beyond, regardless of the weather, making it an attractive focal point for the garden as well as providing a useful food resource for birds.

 

How to grow

Red Sentinel is one of the most disease-resistant of crab-apples. It is also a good pollinator for mainstream apple varieties in flowering groups 2 and 3.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Red Sentinel characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • Food usesCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)RHS AM