Growing Calendar for Malus robusta Red Sentinel -Crab apple Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
Long-lasting red fruits
Malus robusta Red Sentinel is one of the best crab apple trees. Sometimes known as the Siberian crab this ornamental tree earns its keep in any garden; with masses of pinkish-white spring blossom followed by very showy cherry-red crab apples. The fruits stay on the tree for a long time and they can be made into a tasty crab apple jelly or left on the tree as a feast for the birds.
Malus Red Sentinel also has brilliant autumn colour with the leaves turning shades of gold before they fall. Tolerant of pollution and happy in most soil types including clay; Malus Red Sentinel will thrive in city gardens; just give it a sunny position to encourage the best display of blossom.
This tree has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit as an excellent garden tree.
Crab apple trees belong to the malus family, and they are often good pollinators for domestic apple trees (Malus domestica).
Unpack bare root trees immediately and plant as soon as possible after delivery.
Do not let the roots dry out!
If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.
Your bare root trees will be delivered at the right time for planting. Normally between autumn and early spring, depending on weather conditions.
All our ornamental trees are delivered with a GROWING GUIDE that gives full planting and care instructions.
The trees were well packaged and looked to be in good condition.They were bare rooted and if they thrive I will certainly use Marshalls again.
It arrived looking very healthy and was planted immediately. It's not showing much life yet as it is too cold here at this time.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days