Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel'

Malus x robusta ‘Red Sentinel’

Crab apple

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel'
  • Common name: Crab apple
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Malus x robusta ‘Red Sentinel’ is one of the most ornamental crab apple varieties, bearing pink-white flowers in late spring, followed by masses of glossy, round, red fruit. The fruits remain on the branches throughout autumn and winter, complementing the autumnal shades of the leaves before falling. Providing year-round interest, it’s perfect for a small garden.

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Grow Malus x robusta ‘Red Sentinel’ in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches in winter.

How to grow Malus 'Red Sentinel'

  • Plant size

    8m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do Prune in December

Malus 'Red Sentinel' and wildlife

Malus 'Red Sentinel' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It is a caterpilar food plant, has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Malus 'Red Sentinel' poisonous?

Malus 'Red Sentinel' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People