Malus robusta Description
Malus 'Red Sentinal' is grown largely for its impressive shiney red crab fruitm which remain on the tree for much of the winter months. It also produces masses of pink white blossom in the spring, and is a handsome yet manageable tree for medium sized urban or country garden.
Malus robusta - Cultivation Notes
This is a slightly taller growing flowering crab, growing to a maximum hieght of 8 metres. Red Sential will flourish in any reasonable garden soil in full sun or light shade. Malus will tolerate a cold planting location, but avoid planting in windy exposed or very dry areas. Prune to shape during to reduce size in the winter months but avoid excessive pruning.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Malus robusta:
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Ideal for fast growing screening
- Fruit / berry producing
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Design & Plant Use for Malus robusta:
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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