Malus Red Sentinel crab apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

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.

Deliveries start December 2015.

Malus Red Sentinel crab apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock €23.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

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

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: Easy?
  • 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?

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'