Malus Red Sentinel

Red Sentinel Crab Apple

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Malus Red Sentinel is a fruiting Crab Apple that was brought into cultivation in 1959, it is a favourite for gardeners who are looking for winter interest.

The white, single flowers emerge during April, at the end of the flowering succession of Amelanchier, Magnolia and Prunus, followed only by Malus varieties. The leaves emerge shortly after the flower, starting a coppery red before turning to green.

The bright red crab apples appear as the summer draws to an end and autumn arrives, often forming so numerously that the branches can be weighted down, as such we tend to remove them when this is the case to prevent the shape from being damaged. If they are not preyed upon by the birds, these attractive crabs can remain on the tree well into the winter time.

Malus Red Sentinel has a compacted, round crown as it develops into maturity and like other Crab Apples will tolerate a range of soil conditions including clay. It is a very useful selection for people who wish to have colour and flower, yet have a clay soil which limits the use of a Japanes cherry.

Mature height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Spring,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Clay, Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Good for bees,

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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.