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Red Sentinel' Crabapple Tree Ornamental Trees

Red Sentinel' Crabapple Tree

Malus robusta Red Sentinel'

SKU: ORN0140

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White blossom and ruby red fruits
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The Highlights

    • A heavy-fruiting and attractive crab apple tree
    • This tree is absolutely covered in the most beautiful white blossom in spring
    • Produces large, ruby red fruits that remain into winter
    • Perfect for making jellies, jams and cider
    • Attracts bees, butterflies and garden birds
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner

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Supplied as:

9L Pot
This tree is supplied in a 9L Poly-Pot, which is approx D15 x H30cm. Poly-Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.

Height on arrival:

Your tree will arrive at a height of approx 1.5m

Eventual height:


Eventual spread:

Reaches a spread of approx 4m

Tasting notes:

Delicious jelly and jam

Time to first crop:

1 year
You may see your first crab apples the first year after planting, but don't expect substantial crops until the 3rd/4th year. Some advise thinning the fruit in the first few years so that the tree can concentrate its energy on establishing strong roots and growing.

Flower colour:

China white


Fully hardy
This tree is fully hardy, meaning it will survive under any condition including the occasional snowy winters in the UK

Self fertile:

Self fertile


Jam, jelly, Cider




Space trees 4m apart

Care Guide

Average pest and disease resistance

May need protection from aphids, woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite and caterpillars. It could also be affected by apple scab, apple cranker and powdery mildews. Be cautious of fire blight.MORE

A little watering when new

When newly planted, the trees would love a little watering at least once a month for the initial couple of months. Afterwards keep moist but well drained.MORE

Full Sun to Partial Shade

This Crabapple tree loves full sun or partial shade in a sheltered location. Choosing a spot away from strong winds will allow all the tree's resources to go towards growing blossom and protecting its display.MORE

Most fertile, well-drained soils

This tree will flourish in any moderately fertile, moist and well drained soil except for chalk.MORE

Feed when first planted

After planting your tree add some fertiliser and cover with mulch to ensure all the water and nutrients get to the roots. Over time, replace the mulch and feed the tree with slow release fertiliser annually to help the plant maintain its growth and create a beautiful display of blossom. MORE

Little or no pruning required

Crabapples create a well branched framework naturally, so little or no pruning is required.MORE