Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel'

Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel'

Crab apple

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel'
  • Common name: Crab apple
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 8m

Spread: 4m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Dramatic foliage, Fruit

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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.

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Seeds for birds, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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