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Robinson Crabapple

Robinson Crabapple

Robinson Crabapple

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Robinson Crabapples are early bloomers... you get soft pink flowers that signal spring is here! Perfect for animal lovers, too, since it attracts all sorts of wildlife.

Robinson Crabapple

Bright Pink Blooms Every Spring

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Everyone loves the incredible color of the Robinson Crabapple. You get huge, soft pink blooms in the spring, decorative fruit in the fall and textured bark. 

The new Robinson Crabapple resists many disease and pest problems that some of the older varieties of crabapples were plagued by. 

You also get to enjoy some of the first blooms of spring! 

The Robinson Crabapple is an early season bloomer… soft pink blossoms and conspicuous fruit make this an ideal specimen tree. 

You’ll love how this fast growing flowering tree attracts wildlife… birds and butterflies just can’t resist its berries. 

Robinson Crabapples are a huge hit because they're so unique. They grow up to 15-20 ft. tall, but still demand attention. Not only are they attractive, but they're extremely easy to grow. They make any beginner feel like a master gardener. 

The Robinson Crabapple is one of our most popular flowering trees, so be sure to get yours now while we have them in stock.



Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Malus 'Robinson'
Does not ship to: AZ, ID
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Robinson Crabapple

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Robinson Crabapple.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Robinson Crabapple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Robinson Crabapple again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Do these drop the fruit and do deer eat the fruit?
Rack Addict on Feb 4, 2015
Do they make the crabapple tree in A smaller size?
Marlene B on Sep 10, 2014
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planting mix for robinson crabapple tree?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: We bought it and the tree is doing well. We live in snow country and it made it through the winter just fine.
Reply · Report · Susan M on Jun 15, 2014
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Where does the Robinson crabapple ship from?
Brian s on Apr 26, 2015
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Want to see Image of leaves. Does small growth next to "dead" tree signal a revival? If so, what can I do to encourage it? Had full, healthy tree (12 yrs, 10' tall; died over winter)
ArtistJudy on Apr 27, 2015
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how far do the roots grow toward your foundation?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: we planted the Robinson Crabapple about 20 feet (7 meters) away from our foundation.
Reply · Report · Xiaonan S on Aug 18, 2014
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when is the best time to plant in zone 8 ?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant the Robinson Crabapple in zone 8 is in the early Spring or early Fall, however if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above it will be fine to go ahead and plant now.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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