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Malus robusta - 'Red Sentinel' (Crab Apple, Malus)

Malus robusta - 'Red Sentinel' (Crab Apple, Malus)
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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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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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