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Profusion Crabapple Tree

Malus 'Profusion'

$99.95 (10% Off)
+$7.00 Oversized Fee

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- Planting Mix
Profusion Crabapple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Profusion Crabapple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

September - October

Fruit Color:


Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Profusion'

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Easy to Grow Flowering Tree with Dark Pink Blooms

Raise your neighbor's curiosity with this unique, colorful tree. Intense red flower buds bloom into a cloud of bright purple-pink flowers. New leaves appear early in the season, and are a rich coppery red.

The Profusion Crabapple is extremely hardy, resisting disease and pests.

The tree does well out in the country as well as in urban areas. This lovely Crabapple is not bothered by pollution or salt, and is unattractive to browsing deer.

Profusion is not picky about soil types, making it easy to grow in any location.

Profusion is an excellent flowering tree for small yards where a designer touch is desired. The rounded, somewhat weeping tree only grows to 15-20 feet tall with a broad canopy that stretches no wider than 25 feet.

You will love your landscape with this standalone showpiece... planted where you need a focal point all season long.

Profusion Crabapple Tree Pollination

Profusion Crabapple Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Profusion Crabapple Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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Sturdy little tree bloomed immediately after planting and really helped my apple tree with pollination
July 24, 2015
over 2 years ago
Profusion Crabapple Tree
I live in Wyoming and was very unsure that the Profusion Crabapple Tree that I had delivered would thrive with the Wyoming wind. To my surprise it is doing very well and growing beautifully.
April 17, 2016
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I LOVE IT -- So do the DEER - BUT It's worth fighting for.
3 years ago I bought a tiny one in a grocery store -- about 3 feet tall -- it is now about 20 feet tall but very narrow for now due to the fact that deer massacred this poor tree until the main trunk was torn off and I am left with the two arms of the original crotch. It finally bloomed late last fall because it had been so shocked by the damage done by the deer. I am surprised it survived. The ad says that this tree is not attractive to deer, but at my house, it's the only tree the deer got after -- and they nearly killed it time and time again. I LOVE this tree -- but if you have deer in your area you need to protect it until it is too tall for the deer to reach the leaves. They'll pull and pull until they rip the branches off. Also, the bucks love to rub necks against the trunk during the rut and a small tree will just snap if the deer is big enough and leans hard on it. You need to cage this thing for the first 4 years and then do something to protect the lower trunk because the deer really gouge it. Otherwise it's gorgeous and it grows a mile a minute. It's gonna be a battle for the first 4 or 5 years but it's worth it. I use Milorganite to fertilize it -- water it often -- this year it should look really nice. Fingers crossed.
March 26, 2017
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Profusion Crabapple 5-month Progress Report
After a slow start due to an extremely dry spring and early summer, a lot of watering allowed this tree to become more hardy.
Profusion Crabapple - 5 months after planting.
Profusion Crabapple - 5 months after planting.
September 5, 2016
1 year ago
So far, so goo!
My update.... plenty of new growth this spring but it might take a few seasons for the height and canopy to develop. I pruned it for verticals growth and it seems to have adapted well, both to the soil and feeding. I added pictures this time.
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Added May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017
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Came in great condition. packaged really well.

Had very severe storm recently and now all my
newly planted Crab apple trees have no leaves.
Looked great before that, full of leaves.
July 7, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Profusion Crabapple
The tree was delivered with no leaves. They are literally sticks. So currently I have sticks sticking out of the ground. I know that the leaves are cosmetic but I would have thought there would have been some. Hopefully next year will be better.
October 5, 2016
Clinton, UT
1 year ago
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I was disappointed with this tree. It was sickly when it was delivered, most leaves eaten by some type of bug or disease. I couldn't believe this was even sent to a customer. I have ordered many trees from here and have been very satisfied with my orders, not this time. Last time I will order from here.
July 25, 2017
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Hi Pam. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Very busey. My new tree is doing very well. I see new buds/leaves growing. Cant wait for next summer to see how much it will grow. if I am looking for any new trees I will be shopping with you again. Thanks, Russ
November 9, 2017
5 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Profusion Crabapple Tree

Profusion Crabapple Tree Planting Diretions

The Profusion Crabapple Tree (Malus “Profusion”) is a spreading, violet-red-flowering tree that typically matures to 15-20 feet tall and accessible to USDA growing zones 4-8. This crabapple is known for its rounded shape, violet-red flowers and red fruit. The oval leaves grow to 3 inches long and will emerge to a reddish-purple when young, then turn bronze green during the growing season and varying turn an amber fall color. Red buds open in spring to violet-red flowers.Followed by the flowers the tree will then produce bright red crabapples that will mature in the fall. Birds are drawn to the fruit. The fruit may be harvested for jellies.

Location: Robison crabapples are best to plant in late fall to early winter or spring depending on your zone and climate. It’s best to choose a location about 2-4 weeks prior to planting so you can prepare your soil for planting.

Choose an area with well draining soil and full or partial sunlight. These trees prefer soil that is slightly acidic. You can use a pH tester to check your soil conditions, the pH should ideally be somewhere between 5.0 and 6.5.

Planting Instructions:
1) Dig a hole around the size of the nursery container the plant comes in. This is ideally 2-3 times the size of the root ball. If you are planting more than one tree, space them about 15 feet apart from one another.
2) Once you remove the plant from its container, loosen the soil around the root ball and gently separate the roots.
3) Place the rootball of your tree in the planting hole. Hold it straight and position so the base of the plant is level with the surface of the soil. Backfill the hole with the soil and planting mix you have prepared. Ensure that the tree is straight before firmly packing down the soil to remove any air pockets.
4) Water and gently tamp down around the planting site to further push out any additional air pockets, then apply a 3 inch mulch layer around the tree to conserve soil moisture and keep back competing growth.

Watering: Profusion Crabapples require at least one inch of water weekly. If you encounter drought or extreme heat during the summer, you will need to increase the amount to two inches. During the winter months or wet season you can reduce the amount of water needed depending on how much rain the tree receives.

Fertilization: It is best to feed these trees in the spring. You can apply a nitrogen based fertilizer like 10-10-10 or 20-5-10 formula. This is especially helpful if your trees appear to have a light, pale green leaves or doesn’t push out much foliage in the spring.

Pruning: Profusion Crabapples respond very well to pruning. It’s best to remove any dead, dying or damaged branches in early winter when the tree is dormant or in the summer after the tree has finished blooming.

Use sharp pruning shears to remove these branches at their point of origin on the stem. It’s also a good to remove any weeds from around the plant and any suckers that come up near the base of the tree. These will compete for nutrients with the tree and cause it to struggle.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
So our gala apple tree will produce more apples, and wife likes purple.
Rodney H on Sep 24, 2017
I think this would be a pretty tree to add to my front lawn, the fact that it is desease and insect resistant make it an even more attractive addition.
Roberto I on Jul 18, 2017
So our gala apple tree will produce more apples, and wife likes purple.
Rodney H on Sep 24, 2017
pollination for my apple tree
Timothy S on Sep 12, 2017
I think this would be a pretty tree to add to my front lawn, the fact that it is desease and insect resistant make it an even more attractive addition.
Roberto I on Jul 18, 2017
Growing great, had for two years now.
Amy K on Jul 11, 2017
Needed a strong polinator for my apple trees that is cold hardy.
Holly C on Jun 28, 2017
I really love this color,and shape of tree.
Gail B on May 22, 2017
Had one at a previous house. They are beautiful and will pollinate my apple trees.
Patricia D on May 4, 2017
love crabapple trees
Cj U on Mar 5, 2017
The description sounds perfect for what my wife and I need for our front flower bed
David J on Sep 16, 2016
To help pollinate other trees and because I love the colors. Crabapple jelly in the fall is a definite bonus!
Sue M on Sep 11, 2016
Hoping the deer will not like it??? I have several orders coming, when the time is right for them to be sent to Maine. Will you please take that into consideration, for shipping charges, when they are being sent. Thank you very much...Betty L. Arno
Betty A on Mar 5, 2016
assist with pollination of apple trees
Robert A on Mar 1, 2016
This tree is beautiful and hardy, and has thrived in my yard. After it was established it has required no maintenance.
Leigh A on Oct 6, 2015
pollination for my apple tree
Timothy S on Sep 12, 2017
Growing great, had for two years now.
Amy K on Jul 11, 2017
MICHELLE S on May 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will grow as fast as 2 feet a season, given good growing conditions.
If I don' t want the tree to grow tall can I keep it pruned down?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can prune your Crabapple back to keep it at a certain height. Make your cuts at 45 degree angles facing upwards to promote new growth.
Does a Profusion tree pollinate with a Honeycrisp?
Melissa H on May 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a great pollinator for the Honeycrisp!
I have a Fuji apple tree I need a cross pollinator tree, I am in area 9 ?
kathy on Jun 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Fuji Apple Tree will cross pollinate with either another Fuji Apple, Gala, Red Delicious, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, Johnathan, Granny Smith or Yellow Delicious Apple Trees. You have quite a few options to consider. Area 9 is a great area for the Fuji Apple Tree.
When is the best time of year to prune my tree, I just planted it mid July so it is very young?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Month of April
will the root system displace my pavers? Or kill my lawn and plants around it?
Dawn E on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: NO, absolutely not. The roots stay safely below ground and do not form above ground root bumps like maples or oaks. Nothing should die below it as it has relatively small leaves and lets plenty of light and water in below. Below mine I planted ground cover of Lariope, Dusty Millers and Marigolds.
How close to my house can the tree be planted?
Shelia910 on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 7-10 feet away from a structure.
Does this tree bare fruit?
ca p on Jul 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This tree may produce very small, nonedible fruit. The birds will eat the fruit at the end of winter.
how big does the fruit get?
Russ C on Aug 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can get a 1/2" in diameter.
Is this a good Polinator for for all apple trees?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Crabapples are the BEST pollinator for fruiting apple trees.

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