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Crabapple "Red Sentinel"


Crabapple "Red Sentinel"

Very pretty soft pink buds opening to white flowers. Very ornamental in fall also when it is covered with little red apples. Planted for wildlife on edge of the forest (many years ago) but wildlife ignores it and the ornamental beauty is lost in that location. Bees might find it OK so not all is lost.



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Never mind you can make little journeys to visit it! Its certainly worth making a little detour for.

22 May, 2022

 

Very pretty :)

22 May, 2022

 

It’s a lovely shade of pale pink, I think the bees will definitely find it!

22 May, 2022

 

Such a pretty one Klahanie, I love it 🙂.

22 May, 2022

 

You are right Stera. I am down there often.... even have a chair there. My little secret spot. :-)
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I am pleased you all like it Cariad18, Kate and Sheila. It is getting fairly big tree and would probably benefit from a "haircut".

23 May, 2022

 

Really lovely blossom and the bees will definitely approve...
To stop our apples trees from growing too large we prune them in August, cutting just above a leaf joint leaving 3 or 4 leaves on the little growing shoots.

26 May, 2022

 

We have a nursery gentlemen to come and trim our orchard trees every February. This crab-apple is on the edge of wild area and left on its own.

26 May, 2022

 

gorgeous specimen

26 May, 2022

 

Thank you Paul

27 May, 2022

 

I love the little red fruits Klahanie, they look so decorative, I had one in my previous garden I don't think I have room for one now ,I'll have to admire yours instead !

27 May, 2022

 

Thank you Amy. I will post pictures in autumn. It really looks lovely then.

27 May, 2022



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