|Grid reference||ST 17797 77021|
|Common name||Red Sentinel crab|
|Alternative name||Malus × robusta 'Red Sentinel'|
|Height||5M December 2017|
|Girth||40cm November 2017|
This tree is towards the southern end of the Apples group, near the footpath.
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.