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Red Sentinel

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.

Malus x robusta

Red Sentinel crab-apple trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 33.95
    Semi-vigorous rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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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.

Red Sentinel characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden MeritRHS Award of Merit