Crab apple

Malus × robusta 'Red Sentinel'

Crab apple - Malus × robusta  'Red Sentinel'

Common Name: Crab apple
Genus: Malus
Species: × robusta
Cultivar: 'Red Sentinel'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 7.00 m (700 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 7.00 m (700 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Gold, Green, YellowFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

One of the most ornamental crab apples with pretty pink-tinged white flowers in late spring followed by masses of glossy round cherry-red fruit. The fruits garland the branches for much of the winter as the bright green leaves turn shades of yellow and gold before falling. This pollution-tolerant upright crab apple is a star of the garden all year round and makes a magnificent show in a small sunny urban site.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant.

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