Apple trees are a blessing and provide so much joy. But can you imagine growing crisp, juicy, smooth, sweet, full-sized healthy apples in a lot less space? Now that's a modern apple!
Golden Sentinel™ (Malus 'Golden Sentinel') is the columnar Apple Tree that you've been waiting for! This isn't one of those wide, spreading apple trees that you've seen at your local orchard. This neat little cultivar has a vertical growth habit but stays really narrow and tidy.
Sweet, firm and delicious, Golden Sentinel has attractive golden-yellow fruit.Naturally dwarf, columnar trees easily fit into any sized garden space!
Covered in beautiful blossoms in spring that are fragrant and turn the whole tree into a pillar of snow-white flowers! The flower display will be covered in pollinators! Then you get to sit back and watch the show. Full-sized apples grow in clusters all along the tree trunk like golden jewels.
Similar in flavor to Golden Delicious, Golden Sentinel Apples have a crisp white flesh that’s sweet and flavorful!
Kids of all ages LOVE this tree!
It doesn't get much easier for the savvy backyard gardener. Enjoy homegrown apples you can pick right off your patio or balcony! Space-saving size it easily tucks into home orchards of any size!
Grow it in large containers and prepare for the compliments and questions to roll in! You'll love being on the cutting-edge of the long-lived trend of using edible plants in both front and backyard landscapes.
Create a magnificent outdoor garden room by using these to create garden ‘walls’ by edging your private spaces with several of these magnificent trees, alternating between this and its pollinator partner.
Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of these impressive shrubs around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture!
Fantastic and unique privacy and screening, try them along a fence or wall to enhance or hide what lies behind them. Incredibly ornamental in any setting, these are lively statement pieces year-round!
It's amazing how attractive it is to grow a fruit garden along walls, or imagine a pair of these flanking your sunny entryway for a very noteworthy welcome. Can you say curb appeal? Greet guests in style, and let them pick their own fruit to take home with them!
Plant in large pots on the edges of your sunny balcony in the city, a rooftop garden, patio or tuck into your vegetable garden without shading out your crops.
Anchor a garden bed with a pair of these cute conversation-starters. Just make sure you can reach to harvest the delicious golden-yellow apples!
Nature Hills has a large collection of these columnar fruit trees. Why not plant a mixed hedgerow and get the best of the best? Space trees 5 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Apple trees need full sun for the most blooms and best fruit. Any site receiving 6 plus hours of direct sunlight per day is optimal. Be sure to choose a site with great air circulation. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
Fruit trees also require consistent moisture or best crops. Plant in rich, organic medium and well-drained soil on the slightly acidic side. Add compost to your planting site to add higher organic matter to the soil.
For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Read our Garden Blog and watch the YouTube channel for step-by-step pruning tips and tricks. You'll squeeze every bit of value from your trees by learning how to maintain your columnar apple tree’s shape and health!
This fantastic tree typicallyripens later in the season and often produces a crop the first year after planting!
You'll want to use its partner, Scarlet Sentinel™ Columnar Apple for cross-pollination.
Definitely order two or more of these when you order. Don't wait! NatureHills.com sells out of these ‘Giving Trees’ very quickly!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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The Golden Sentinel™ is the perfect companion to the pollinating partner Scarlet Sentinel™ Columnar apple. These beautiful columnar selections are the perfect addition to the ornamental landscape with the added benefit of great tasting fruit. The columnar varieties are all able to be pollinated by other apple selections.
The Golden Sentinel originated from the world-famous breeders at the Summerland Research Center in Summerland, British Columbia. David Lane did the original selection from a spur type MacIntosh crossed with a Red Delicious selection, which resulted in 8C-17-36. Next, it was crossed with the Discovery apple. Golden Sentinel was introduced in the late 1990's.
The Golden Sentinel Apple is an upright columnar selection with a tight growth habit. Only limited pruning is required due to the short, stout lateral limbs that are able to hold a full crop of full sized fruit. With pruning, the tree becomes a stately upright bush with a very uniform goblet shape.
Intense bloom is displayed in the spring, and the whole crown is covered with spring blooms. This should be considered for an ornamental accent in the landscape.
The columnar growth habit makes Golden Sentinel a wonderful patio container plant and is recommended for container growing.
This variety is noted for good disease resistance and a wide range of adaptation.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Malus domestica 'Golden Sentinel'|
|Mature Height||10-12 feet|
|Mature Spread||2-3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||Apples ripen mid Sept.|
|When To Prune||When Dormant|