Robinson Crabapple Tree

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Show-Stopping Pink Blooms - Robinson Crabapple Tree!

  • Four Seasons of Interest
  • Amazing Flower Show in the Spring
  • Clouds of Fragrant Pink Blossoms
  • Red-Tinted New Spring Growth
  • Wonderful Foliage
  • Great Specimen Tree!
  • Dark Red Fruit
  • Showy And Persists Fall And All Winter Long
  • Attracts Bird, Bees & Butterflies
  • Four-Seasons of Interest
  • Urban Environment Tolerant
  • Cold Hardy
  • Good Disease Resistance

There are a few trees that could really be considered amazing spring bloomers - the kind that photographers search out for photoshoots and romantic comedies show lovers picnicking under. Robinson Crabapple Tree (Malus 'Robinson') sits at the top of that list!

You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't love the exuberant flush of color that the Robinson Flowering Crabapple delivers each spring. The tree will be absolutely covered in huge, deep-pink flowers! Sweet and fragrant, these flowers will be covered in pollinators as well!

Early spring also brings red-tinted new growth, creating a fantastic two-tone hue and contrasts with the rest of your landscape’s bright green new foliage. The handsome leaves provide dappled shade all summer! Maturing to a wonderful rounded shape, these are quite the picturesque beauties all year long.

Summers green with occasionally bronzed leaves take on orange fall color, plus you get decorative dark red fruit! Textured bark and persistent fruit carry you through the winter, rounding out four solid seasons of interest!

Talk about a captivating, dramatic specimens tree! The Robinson Crabapple Tree is quite the show-stopper and never fails to draw a crowd.

How to Use Robinson Crabapple Tree In The Landscape

A romantic selection such as Robinson is a definitive front and center specimen tree for your front yard landscape! You’ll have everyone driving by slower to have a look at the profusion of fluffy pink spring blossoms!

A great size for use throughout the landscape, use these trees for shade, ornamental accents and for the 4 seasons of beauty that they lend your property! Soften that corner of your home or garage, cast dappled shade over your seating areas or make a picturesque display outside your favorite window so you’ll be able to witness their beauty year-round!

Reaching mature size quickly, you won’t have to wait long to get the ornamental benefits these flowering trees provide!

Perfect for attracting loads of beneficial pollinators with the spring flower display, and drawing flocks of birds in autumn as they fatten up for the winter on the abundant crop of glossy red fruit! Lasting through the winter, if the songbirds don’t fly off with them, you’ll have these red gems dangling throughout the snows of winter.

Hardy and easy care trees, Crabapples handle tougher urban environments and air pollution, and look good doing it! Without many issues as far as pests and diseases, you’ll just have to sit back and enjoy!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Hardy and adaptable, Robinson thrives in USDA growing zones 4 through 8. This magnificent tree grows to be 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide when planted properly. You will want to plant this tree in full sun with well-drained soil for the best growth possible!

Plant in enriched soil that does not become soggy. Keep young trees well-watered and do not allow them to dry out between waterings until they’re established. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

The horticulturists at Nature Hills suggest using 3-4 inches of mulch over the top of the root system for all your new landscape plants to buffer the soil temperatures, maintain even moisture to reduce stress, and increase the aesthetics of your plantings! Always keep the mulch away from the trunks or plant stems at least 6 inches.

Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to read more on Crabapple Tree Care in our Garden Blog where more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Crabapple Tree Information can be found!

Robinson Crabapple Tree is incredibly pest and disease resistant and known to be far more resistant than other Crabapple trees. This tree won’t require much work from yourself to maintain its natural elegant beauty.

Robinson Crabapple is one of our most popular spring trees, so make sure to order yours before we sell out! provides you with only the best!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Robinson Crabapple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'Robinson'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Red Fruit 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes