A wonderfully pretty ornamental standard Crab Apple, Red Sentinel's attractive branches burst with beautiful pinkish-white blossom throughout spring, filling your garden with lovely sweet fragrance They really do flower their socks off in spring, and are an excellent source of pollen to pollinate nearby Apple trees too, a method often used in commercial orchards. Beautiful and useful too!
The flowers are followed in autumn by plump, round, brightest cherry-red fruits that deepen in colour as they remain on the tree right into the winter. Once the leaves have dropped off, and the red fruits remain, it takes on a unique quality and appearance.
Fashioned by our expert growers into a beautiful standard tree with a lollipop head, Red Sentinel is ideal in sunny beds and borders where it will create a striking feature tree. Perfect for pots on your patio, it's Incredibly easy to care for – prune to size just once a year in early spring, they are also totally winter hardy anywhere in the UK!
The miniature fruits can be harvested to make your own delicious, home-made crab apple jelly! Whats more, this tree is perfect for nature lovers, as any fruit you don't pick will provide a plentiful source of food for wild birds. Bees and other beneficial insects will love the gorgeous blossom they will be helping to pollinate your whole mini-orchard!
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Supplied as a standard lollipop tree, 90cm tall (inc 3L pot) ready for planting out or potting on.