Crab Apple Tree 'Sentinal' 9L

£29.99 each

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees

Malus robusta Red Sentinel is one of the best crab apple trees.  Sometimes known as the Siberian crab this ornamental tree earns its keep in any garden; with masses of pinkish-white spring blossom followed by very showy cherry-red crab apples. The fruits stay on the tree for a long time and they can be made into a tasty crab apple jelly or left on the tree as a feast for the birds.

Malus Red Sentinel also has brilliant autumn colour with the leaves turning shades of gold before they fall. Tolerant of pollution and happy in most soil types including clay; Malus Red Sentinel will thrive in city gardens; just give it a sunny position to encourage the best display of blossom.

Crab apple trees belong to the malus family, and they are often good pollinators for domestic apple trees (Malus domestica).

If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.

Rootstock: MM111

Flowering Group: Self-Fertile

Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4

Age of tree at despatch: 2

Height at full growth: 8m/26ft

Your tree is delivered as a potted specimen with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

Our 9 litres trees are grown, protected and delivered in 'floppy pots' & polybags. The 'floppy pot' can easily be cut down the side with the tree then sliding out neatly into the prepared planting hole. The 'floppy pots' are also recyclable so you can help the environment once the tree has been planted.

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

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Catalogue Number 1070-9407
  • Quantity 1 9L tree
  • Height up to 8m (26ft)

Delivery: Early May to Late June

£29.99 each
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