Malus 'Red Sentinel' at Bute Park

Malus 'Red Sentinel' 2

Malus 'Red Sentinel'
early May 2018

Malus 'Red Sentinel' 0

Malus 'Red Sentinel'
mid November 2017

Malus 'Red Sentinel' 1

Malus 'Red Sentinel' all leaves dropped
mid December 2017

Grid reference ST 17797 77021
Common name Red Sentinel crab
Alternative name Malus × robusta 'Red Sentinel'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Tag 1959
Old tag 182
Planted 1990/91
Height 5M December 2017
Girth 40cm November 2017
Reference 541

This tree is towards the southern end of the Apples group, near the footpath.

Malus 'Red Sentinel' bark

Malus 'Red Sentinel' bark
late July 2018

Malus 'Red Sentinel' flower1

Malus 'Red Sentinel' flowers
early May 2018

Malus 'Red Sentinel' flower2

Malus 'Red Sentinel' flowers
early May 2018

Malus 'Red Sentinel' fruit0

Malus 'Red Sentinel' fruit & leaves
mid June 2018

Malus 'Red Sentinel' fruit

Malus 'Red Sentinel' fruit
mid November 2017

General tree description for Malus 'Red Sentinel'

Malus Red 'Sentinel' is a selection of M. x robusta. In early May it has fragrant white flowers that emerge from dark pink buds just as the light green leaves unfold. In autumn there are cluster of deep red, glossy fruits. These are 2.5cm across, roundish with flattened top and bottom, and they remain on the tree most of the winter.

General tree description for Malus x robusta

Malus x robusta is a hybrid of Malus baccata (Siberian crab) and Malus prunifolia (Plum-leaved crab). It is a small tree with a bushy, irregular shape and drooping branch tips. It has large (8 to 11cm long), oblong, coarse, bright green leaves, and clusters of 3 to 4cm flowers in May and June. The flowers are pink in bud, opening white or pink-white. The fruits are globular or ellipsoid, 1 to 3cm long, yellow or red, and they remain on the tree until the following spring.