Malus 'Red Sentinel' Crabapple | Bareroot Standard Trees
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Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel' Crabapple Trees - Large Standards - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Malus Red Sentinel crabapple trees have plentiful clusters of blood-red fruits that stay on the branches right through the winter months. It is pollution resistant and we recommend it highly for urban planting and small gardens.
Malus Red Sentinel can reach a height of about 7 metres.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy wild crabapple saplings here.
Browse all of our other varieties of ornamental Crabapple trees & hedging plants for sale here.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Malus Red Sentinel trees:
Starting in late April, this tree produces a mass of single, white, strongly scented flowers that make a delicate, balanced display with the bright green leaves, rather than engulfing the whole tree. Red Sentinel's fruits are quite small but numerous and well suited for use in lip-smacking purees, jellies and other apple dishes that require a sharper taste. It's up to you to choose whether you want to leave them on the branch to brighten up your garden in winter or use them in the kitchen! Birds like to peck away at the fruit after they have been softened by frost.
It is a good pollinator for apple trees, not only because it flowers all through the seasons of different varieties but also because it is exceptionally disease resistant to scab, fireblight and mildew. Crabapples are not very prone to disease, but if you live in a warm, damp area, there is a higher risk of infection and, if you keep an orchard, it is reassuring to know that your crabapple won't spread diseases.
History & uses of Malus Red Sentinel
Red Sentinel is a cultivar of Malus x robusta, which is hybrid of the Asian trees Malus baccata and Malus Prunifolia. It was bred by Notcutts Nursery in the 1950's. The RHS has given this tree an Award of Garden Merit, for beauty and ease of cultivation, and an Award of Merit for cuttings of its flowering stems when used in a display.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.