Scarlet Sentinel Columnar Apple
Delicious Apples in a Lot Less Space
Here's a modern day apple tree for you to fall in love with. The manageable Scarlet Sentinel™ Apple (Malus domestica 'Scarlet Sentinel') is a columnar apple tree that stays super narrow.
Now you can give your family healthy fruit grown at home, along with an eye-catching lesson in the bounty of our natural world. Gorgeous, sweet smelling blossoms cover this fetching selection in spring. Watch in amazement as little apples develop all along the entire length of this pole-shaped tree. It's an astounding show.
Plant these in containers on the patio or plant them in the ground for use as a vertical accent in a border or island garden bed. Just make sure you can reach them for harvest!
Be a groundbreaker and consider using these on either side of your front door to spark conversation. Imagine being able to gift your guests with crisp, juicy, tart-sweet apples similar to a McIntosh from your very own tree!
Once the apples develop their characteristic red blush in mid- to late-September, you'll be ready for harvest. You'll want to use its partner, Golden Sentinel Columnar Apple as a pollination partner.
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- Bright White Spring Flowers
- Produces Crisp, Sweet Apples Along Entire Length
- Can Be Grown in Containers
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|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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Columnar Red Apple
The Scarlet Sentinel, along with its pollinating partner Golden Sentinel, are the perfect compliment a wonderful landscape.
This was an introduction from the world-famous breeders at the Summer Research Center in Summerland, British Columbia, a David Lane selection. The original cross was a spur type MacIntosh with a Red Delicious selection. The resulting seed 8C-17-36, was then planted and crossed with Discovery. The resulting Scarlet Sentinel was introduced in the late 1990's.
The Scarlet Sentinel has earned high praise for its wide range of adaptation. It's adapted to all the apple growing regions of the US, including low chill with reports of 2 crops a season in the lower chill climates.
Noted for its disease resistance, the Scarlet Sentinels will require only the most basic of apple care recommended for your area.
The Scarlet Sentinels upright growth is perfect for growing in limited space. Limited pruning is required to encourage its columnar habit. The tree develops short, stout lateral limbs that sustain a substantial yield year to year.
Flower display is intense in this compact plant. The entire tree is covered in blooms in the spring. With its unique shape, the Scarlet Sentinel makes a choice selection for a focal point in the garden.
The Scarlet Sentinel is also recommended for container growing where its columnar growth habit make it a wonderful patio container plant. With a little additional pruning the Scarlet Sentinel becomes a stately upright bush with a very uniform goblet shape.
|Botanical Name||Malus domestica 'Scarlet Sentinel'|
|Mature Height||10 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|