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Golden Sentinel Columnar Apple

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Slender Apple Tree Grows Full Size Fruit

  • Fragrant Spring Flowers
  • Produces Juicy, Full-Size Apples Along Entire Length
  • Can Be Grown in Containers

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 domestica '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 see at your local orchard.

This neat little cultivar grows vertically but stays really narrow. It's covered in beautiful blossoms in spring, and then you get to watch the show. Full-sized apples grow in clusters all along the tree trunk.

Kids of all ages LOVE this tree!

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.

Imagine a pair of these flanking your sunny entryway, or in large pots on the edges of your sunny balcony in the city. Or 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!

They ripen later in the season and often produce a crop the first year after planting. You'll want to use its partner, Scarlet Sentinel™ Columnar Apple as a pollination partner.

Definitely order two or more of these when you order. Don't wait! We sell out of these "Giving Trees" very quickly!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Wonderful Golden Sentinel Columnar Apples

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.


Golden Sentinel Columnar Apple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Malus 'Golden Sentinel'
Mature Height 10-12 feet
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Fruiting Time Apples ripen mid Sept.