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Red Sentinel

Red Sentinel is one of our most popular crab-apples, and has year-round appeal. Firstly, it is a shapely tree and has a pleasing presence in a larger garden or open space.

In spring it is covered with a mass of delicate white blossom, wihlst in autumn there are dense clusters of small persistent red fruits.

In fact Red Sentinel has some of the most persistent fruits of all crab-apples. You can be fairly sure they will cling on until Christmas or even beyond, regardless of the weather, making it an attractive focal point for the garden as well as providing a useful food resource for birds.

Red Sentinel crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £27.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £44.50
    In a 11.5L pot
    Very small size (< 1.5m after 10 years)
    (patio)
  • 32-year pot-grown tree £44.50
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering
You can pre-order now for delivery from August 2021. You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Red Sentinel is one of the most disease-resistant of crab-apples. It is also a good pollinator for mainstream apple varieties in flowering groups 2 and 3.

Red Sentinel characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden MeritRHS Award of Merit
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Food usesJam / Jelly
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

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How to choose a crab-apple tree

We list more than 40 different crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.