Malus × robusta 'Red Sentinel'
crab apple 'Red Sentinel'
'Red Sentinel' is a medium-sized deciduous tree with single white flowers 3cm in width, followed by clusters of cherry-like, glossy, deep red fruits 2.5cm in width, which persist well into winter
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile soil; will tolerate partial shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
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