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  • Robinson Crabapple Tree for Sale

    Robinson Crabapple Tree for Sale

    Robinson Crabapple Tree for Sale

    Robinson Crabapple Tree for Sale

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Robinson Crabapple Tree

Malus 'Robinson'


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-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- 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.

Coarse 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- 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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

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.



Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

September - October

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Robinson'

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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 diseases 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.

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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

4.6 / 5.0
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I almost lost it after a few weeks. The leaves were curling and turning black. I took some of the leaves of an arborist and he didn't think it was getting enough water and suggested I build a moat around the tree and keep water in it. So far so good, leaves and coming back and multiplying.
July 19, 2018
8 months ago
Rolands Crabapple trees
The first 2 trrees arrived damaged, I was quickly mailed 2 more and they were perfect, all went well, can't wait for spring to watch them grow
September 13, 2017
1 year ago
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my crabapple tree
For some reason, my tree is not growing, I follow all the instruccions you send and don't seen to grow, what can I do ?
July 26, 2017
1 year ago
Beautiful choice
It's growing well but too soon to take pictures. I am looking forward to its time of blooming those pink flowers. Packaging was excellent
July 13, 2017
1 year ago
Arrived in great condition. Even with the heat wave it is thriving
Small but hardy
July 10, 2017
1 year ago
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I am very satisfied with my purchase, delivery was fast. Tree was received in excellent condition, not even a wilted leaf nor broken branch. To top it off I was not able to plant my tree until a week and a half after delivery and the tree was still in prestine condition. It's now planted and appears to be doing great...
June 13, 2017
1 year ago
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Great looking tree
Great looking tree and shipped in great condition.
May 21, 2017
1 year ago
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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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Great Purchase!
Beautiful Tree! Delivered quickly and in great condition!!
May 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Robinson Crabapple Tree Planting Diretions

The Robinson Crabapple tree (Malus 'Robinson') is famously known for its eye catching pink flowers that bloom in early spring and red-purple fruit. The Robinsons are not only a favorite of birds and butterflies, they’re also pest and disease resistant. They thrive best in USDA growing zones 4-8 and prefer full sunlight exposure, but can also tolerate being planting partial sunlight. They Mature to a height of 15-20 feet tall/wide and as long as they receive at least 4 hours of direct sunlight daily they should still grow without inhibition. Since these trees are so versatile, they make an excellent addition to your landscape.

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 10-20 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: Robinson 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: Robinson 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
first of all they are so beautiful, have seen the one my daughter has in Paola, Kansas. Second, it says butterflies are attracted to it, so I love that part. Have ordered from you last year getting an October Glory tree, new leaves on it this spring, plus a mimosa, not sure about it yet this spring. I see you charged me for shipping this order, isn't shipping free?
Marjorie M on May 5, 2018
We had one at our previous home. Enjoyed the beautiful Spring blossoms every year for 32 years. I loved that tree. Trimmed it to keep a round shape.
Richard W S on Apr 6, 2018
first of all they are so beautiful, have seen the one my daughter has in Paola, Kansas. Second, it says butterflies are attracted to it, so I love that part. Have ordered from you last year getting an October Glory tree, new leaves on it this spring, plus a mimosa, not sure about it yet this spring. I see you charged me for shipping this order, isn't shipping free?
Marjorie M on May 5, 2018
Color size price
Walter G on Apr 21, 2018
We had one at our previous home. Enjoyed the beautiful Spring blossoms every year for 32 years. I loved that tree. Trimmed it to keep a round shape.
Richard W S on Apr 6, 2018
Like the color and flowers. Saw a full grown tree in Dallas Gardens, beautiful.
Richard E on Mar 5, 2018
We wanted flowering color in the spring in a fairly sunny to partly shaded area in North Carolina. We were told that the flowering Crabtree would be perfect in that spot by an avid gardener.
Deborah C on Nov 5, 2017
I saw this tree in people’s yard around spring time in the past, always want to have one in my yard because it’s so beautiful! Can’t wait to plant it!
Lilly N on Oct 25, 2017
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in c on Oct 9, 2017
It's mature size and blossom, foliage and fruit descriptions come closest to the old crabapple trees I am replacing. I also like that it is listed as resistant to the common diseases that plagued the older varieties.
Mark P on Oct 1, 2017
I wanted something small and different to create a little shade on my back patio
Nona R on Oct 1, 2017
I like the early spring blooming of the Robinson Crabapple that announces the sign of spring.
Wendy Z C on Sep 30, 2017
its a great tree... beautiful
virginia c on Aug 2, 2017
Great comments. Beautiful tree.
angela e on May 23, 2017
great color. Really professional on the way tree was packaged.
love it
Gail B on May 22, 2017
To add color to the landscape and help with pollination of our existing apple trees
James R on May 19, 2017
Think they look beautiful. Hope they grow fast. I am old now, I'd like to see them in full bloom
Margaret M on May 19, 2017
Because of the color of the flowers and the fact that it will attract wild life. I will look perfect in my backward.
Maria M on May 14, 2017
Durable and beautiful
Linda F on May 10, 2017
the tree in full bloom is stunning
alexandra c on May 6, 2017
reminds me of my childhood in VA
Rebecca B on May 4, 2017
looks in the spring and max height
Beth A on May 4, 2017
I picked the Robinson Crabapple tree because it's a nostalgic reminder of the beautiful pink crabapple that grew in the yard of the home I lived in as a child. It's the only pink crab that looks like home! I'm planting it in honor of my four older brothers - who are all gone now - my dad - also deceased - and my three older sisters and my mom. Mom is 99 years old now, and still remembers the beauty of that lovely tree.
Julie M on May 3, 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
Color size price
Walter G on Apr 21, 2018
Like the color and flowers. Saw a full grown tree in Dallas Gardens, beautiful.
Richard E on Mar 5, 2018
Where does the Robinson crabapple ship from?
Brian s on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We ship these trees from SC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does this produce fruit all year round?
AM M on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a decorative crabapple tree. Some of them are sterile and make showy flowers but no tiny apples. I do not know the details of this trees. When they do set fruit they are very small, like berries and they shed off right about now in MD. These trees are for their beauty not for creating food to eat.
Will these thrive in an urban environment? Thank you.
P P on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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.
Is the fruit edible? Lots of deer in my area of Vermont
Stephen L on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the fruit are edible to birds & rabbits, so I assume deer should like them as well.
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.
How far do roots grow?
Girldly on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The roots will not grow further than the drip line. They will grow 15-25ft wide.
Are the apples edible?
Debbie on Apr 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Robinson Crabapple Fruit is edible and delicious
How does the tree handle wind?
EDigs on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Good, leaves and branches are in tact.
Does this tree help pollinate apple trees?
Tracy S on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if they are in bloom at the same time.
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. 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 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.

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