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Malus × robusta 'Red Sentinel' (Crabapple)

Crabapple 'Red Sentinel', Crab Apple 'Red Sentinel'


Attractive and productive, Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel' (Crabapple) is a small deciduous tree with a long season of interest. Opening from dark pink buds, a profusion of fragrant, single, white blossoms appear in late spring, just as the light green foliage is unfolding. They are followed by particularly abundant clusters of cherry-like, glossy, deep red fruits, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), which persist well into winter. The fruits can be harvested to make delicious crabapple jelly. Any unpicked fruits will remain colorful and decorative through the winter but will gradually turn mushy. When soft enough, flocks of wild birds will feast on them. As an added bonus,'Red Sentinel' doesn't suffer from scab, an issue of many other crabapples.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up with a dense, spreading, bushy habit to 10 ft. tall and wide (3 m)
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this tree is easily grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect as specimen plant, in city gardens or cottage gardens. Perfect for small gardens!
  • Require only minimal pruning in late winter or spring, to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.
  • Propagate by chip budding in late summer. Grafting can be carried out in midwinter

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Malus - Crabapples
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 9' – 10' (270cm – 3m)
Spread 9' – 10' (270cm – 3m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Malus - Crabapples
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 9' – 10' (270cm – 3m)
Spread 9' – 10' (270cm – 3m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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