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Malus Red Sentinel Pleached Crab Apple Tree If you are looking for pleached trees, Malus Red Sentinel Pleached Crab Apple Tree is a great choice. Its highly decorative producing pretty spring blossom and ruby red fruit in winter. Use it for above the fence-line screening and to attract wildlife in both urban and countryside gardens.
Introduced into the UK in the 1950s, deciduous Red Sentinel is a hybrid of a Siberian crab apple and a Chinese crab apple. It is both hardy and fruits well earning the RHS Award of Garden Merit and their Plants for Pollinators title. In spring Malus Red Sentinel Pleached Crab Apple Tree regrows its bright green leaves which are soon followed in April by single white scented flowers that open from red buds. This tree is particularly attractive to pollinators so the flowers will mature into small bright red crab apples that hang on the branches during winter to feed the birds.
Our pleached trees have clear stems and the crowns are trained flat on square bamboo supports.
Height And Spread of Malus Red Sentinel Pleached Malus Red Sentinel Pleached Crab Apple Tree will reach a maximum height of eight metres and spread up to the same. It is possible to keep them smaller with regular pruning.
How Hardy Is Malus Red Sentinel Pleached This is a very hardy crab apple that will withstand sub-zero winters if it’s grown in well-drained soils. Once established it is generally pest and drought-resistant.
How To Use Malus Red Sentinel Pleached Pleached crab apple trees are lovely flowering ornamental trees that bring pretty blossom and scent to all styles of garden. Our pleached Red Sentinel is an ideal ‘screen on stilts’ that blocks out the neighbours with extra emphasis in the summer months. Malus Red Sentinel is also available as afull standard version.
How To Care For Malus Red Sentinel Pleached Malus Red Sentinel is a hardy, low maintenance tree that grows in the majority of soils including chalk if the roots are well-drained. It enjoys a sunny spot but will tolerate part shade as well. To keep the pleached form it will need a twice-yearly trim, tying in new stems or removing them if they outgrow the bamboo frame. There is no need to remove the bamboo framework. Water well until established and add a thick layer of mulch to the roots once a year to provide nutrients through the growing season.