Robinson Crabapple Tree

Robinson Crabapple Tree

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  • Bright red blooms attract pollinators

  • Cold hardy

  • Low maintenance

Regular price $129.99 Sale price $109.99 15% off

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  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X


The Malus Robinson Crabapple Tree boasts bright red flowers and delicious edible fruit!

Early spring weather forms pink buds that burst into red pink flowers that are showy and noticeable. New foliage emerges in a purple tint that eventually fades into bronze green leaves. As the seasons change, the flowering tree’s leaves change to a bright orange color for some beautiful fall foliage. Being a deciduous tree, the leaves will fall to the ground once winter sets in to prepare for dormancy.

In fall and winter, red fruit will form where the Robsinson Crabapple tree’s flowers were and offer winter interest and a food source for local songbirds. The Robinson Crabapple fruit size is 1/2 inch in diameter and can be harvested to turn into jellies or jams. The fragrant flowers and fruit attract butterflies, birds, and bees into your landscape to enjoy.

Occasionally, we’ll get inquiries for hunters to plant the Robinson Crabapple tree for deer in their food plot. It’s a good opportunity to experience some native wildlife in action!

Plant this specimen tree as a focal point in your landscape where it can be seen, in a fruit tree orchard to help pollinate other apple trees, or alongside a street or road for passersby. Crabapples are tolerant of air pollution and a great choice to plant in city parks as well.


Robinson flowering Crabapple tree grows best across the United States in USDA growing zones 4-8 in well draining, slightly acidic soil. Full sun is recommended to help produce a bounty of pretty flowers and edible fruit. Partial shade is tolerated but flower production may be hindered.

Annual pruning, fertilizing, and mulching will help to keep your crab apple growing healthy, tall, and strong. Regular watering is a must during the first year of planting to help establish a strong root system. Once established, the ornamental tree is drought tolerant. Not only are they visually pleasing to the eyes but they are also easy to grow!

How Fast do Robinson Crabapple Trees Grow?

This variety of crabapple is considered fast growing. The Robinson Crabapple growth rate is up to 1-2 feet per year. This deep pink flowering tree’s mature size is up to 15-25 feet tall and wide. This makes it an excellent shade tree once established.

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Shipping information

Once your Robinson Crabapple Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Malus 'Robinson'

Full Sun

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
15-25 ft

Mature Height
15-25 ft

Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Robin S.

really nice tree arrived on time


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Hey Robin, Thank you for the review on our Robinson Crabapple Tree!

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