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    Robinson Crabapple Tree for Sale

    Robinson Crabapple Tree for Sale


Robinson Crabapple Tree

Malus 'Robinson'


1. Height

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  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever planted! Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-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
Robinson Crabapple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Robinson 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

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


15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

September - October

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Botanical Name:

Malus 'Robinson'

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Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

Bright Pink Blooms Every Spring

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.

Robinson Crabapple Tree Pollination

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

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Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
Great Purchase!
Beautiful Tree! Delivered quickly and in great condition!!
May 24, 2016
11 months ago
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So far, so good
I just planted it so we'll have to wait until Spring to assess further. But I was pleased with the tree upon delivery and it's still alive after a few weeks in the ground. It's October so I don't expect to see much change in size until Spring. But so far, so good.
October 13, 2016
7 months ago
Growth Rate
This tree will give us many years of pleasure
Excellent packaging. Received in great condition. It's not growing season now but I'm sure it will be beautiful for years to come.
October 14, 2016
7 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

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

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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Robinson Crabapple Tree 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 Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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fast growing and beautiful pink blooms..
efie b on Apr 14, 2017
Color and wildlife
wanda t on Mar 26, 2017
fast growing and beautiful pink blooms..
efie b on Apr 14, 2017
I bought this tree to provide privacy screen on a backyard patio
Henry G on Apr 5, 2017
Color and wildlife
wanda t on Mar 26, 2017
They are the fastest-growing variety of Crabapple and extremely hardy. Good choice for Connecticut.
JOHN D on Feb 19, 2017
I love the color of the foliage. I wanted a fast growing tree for my front yard.
Pearlie C on Feb 18, 2017
Sunlight requirement & size were first consideration, and then beautiful tree with fruit for the birds.
Ruth C on Sep 26, 2016
The blossoms are beautiful.
Andrea M on Mar 13, 2016
For cross pollination with my Gravenstein Apple.
Richard S on Feb 29, 2016
beautiful tree. fruit in the fall
WILLIAM G on Dec 3, 2015
I was looking for trees that would flower and grow quickly. I remember having crabapple trees when I was a child, so that influenced my decision.
Richard F on Nov 25, 2015
Size, bloom color, disease resistance, fruit
Kelly B on Nov 16, 2015
I was hoping to brighten a bleak spot in the city. My tenant reported it had some leaf problems during the summer.
Joanne G on Nov 7, 2015
I bought this tree to provide privacy screen on a backyard patio
Henry G on Apr 5, 2017
They are the fastest-growing variety of Crabapple and extremely hardy. Good choice for Connecticut.
JOHN D on Feb 19, 2017
planting mix for robinson crabapple tree?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We just used a nice rich potting soil-compost mix from the nursery....nothing special. We did put some low fencing around the trunk to prevent the pesky rabbits from chewing its bark. We are watering regularly during dry periods.
Where does the Robinson crabapple ship from?
Brian s on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We ship these trees from SC.
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.
When does it bloom?
Marlene on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: live in Iowa and it was flowering in April threw May and then gone. Is that what it is supposed to do? I never got to enjoy the flowers.
What is the fall / autumn color like on your Robinson crab apple tree? Is it reddish or orange or yellow?
celerystalks on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi! I just planted mine last fall and it was a reddish color. I do not have any spring blooms yet, but it is a very happy tree with good growth and lots good branches and leaves. I am in Fort Worth TX and we had a very mild winter, just fyi. Hope this helps!
I live in Harrison Ohio. Southwest Ohio. When is the best time to plant this tree? I have never planted a tree before.
Renee on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting in fall/winter/early spring, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree. Also, with extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
when should this be planted in zone 4?
Briana Y on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 5. I planted this tree in September 2014. I have always planted trees in the fall (if possible). They always do better in my zone if they have the winter to settle in. This tree is already beautiful and even had a few blooms in the spring.
I'm in 5 and 6 zone. Will this tree still survive if I plant in April?
Sasha G on Apr 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm in 6. Planted mine in summer. Hot and dry here then. With good water it thrived. Watered a couple times this winter. It's been a mild winter. Low precip One terrible ice storm broke down adult trees and power lines everywhere. My tree survived, made leaves by the first of march and is going great. I'd say go for it! Old timers here say plant trees in any month with the letter "R" in it. It's a pretty good rule to go by.
Does this tree get fruits?
Are they sweet?
Thu C on Sep 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tree will get small crabapples which are very tart. Can be used to make jelly with a lot of sugar. I purchased to tree to promote bird and butterfly population in my garden. Plus, it is a very pretty tree when blooming in the spring.
Can we make jelly from the apples of this tree that is safe to eat?
Erwin K on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are edible and making a jelly would be safe.
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.
Is it possible to grow this in a large pot?
Tram L on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can grow it in a container, however it would rather be planted in the ground.
I'm looking for a crabapple looking/blooming tree that can be shipped to southern California. ..do you have any suggestions. . I live in San Diego. Looking for somthing with pink and white coloring that will live well in my zone?
cindy g on Feb 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately due to Agricultural Restrictions in the State of California, they will not allow us to ship any kind of Apple trees to your state.
Can you eat them?
Kathy on Aug 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can eat them. They are very small. Some people make jelly from them. Good luck!
I just love the flowers!!!????????
How does the tree handle wind?
EDigs on Apr 24, 2017
Does this tree help pollinate apple trees?
Tracy S on Apr 17, 2017

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