Malus robusta Red Sentinel -Crab apple Tree

£16.99 each

  • Will flower well in full sun
  • 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

Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

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 1150-1182
  • Quantity 1x Bare Root Tree
  • Height Fully Grown: 8m/26ft
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