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Malus Red Sentinel crab apple trees

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

Red Sentinel is a great all-round ornamental crab apple, with a mass of delicate white blossom in spring, followed by dense clusters of small persistent red fruits in autumn.

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.

Red Sentinel is also one of the most disease resistance crab-apples.

Malus Red Sentinel crab apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Malus Red Sentinel


  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
    Fruits can persist to Christmas and beyond.?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?


  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green


  • 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 toringo 'Red Sentinel'