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Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel'

Crab Apple

Malus × robusta 'Red Sentinel'

Description: A small rounded very ornamental tree, with dark green leaves that turn bronzed yellow in the autumn. White blushed, fragrant flowers emerge from pink buds in April followed by large bright red fruits, which often last all through winter. A true bird feeder from nature, the fruit laden shoots can also be cut for Christmas decoration.

History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Open space planting Open space planting
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Suitable for wall training Suitable for wall training
Replacement prune Replacement prune
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio