Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-25 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- September - October
- Botanical Name:
- Malus 'Profusion'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, OR
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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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Profuse It is.
This is the first spring and summer for my tree which is now about 4 ft tall. Plenty of flower and large leaves it looks to be the anchor tree for my little yard. Really nice.
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.
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.
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.
Planting & Care
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.
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.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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