Royalty Crabapple

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Small Tree & Color All Season Royalty Crabapple Tree!

  • Four Seasons of Color!
  • Deep Red-Purple Spring Leaves
  • Mature Spreading, Rounded Form
  • Frilly & Fragrant Dark-Pink Blossoms
  • Pollinators & Songbirds
  • Gorgeous Foliage & Form
  • Red-Orange Fall Color
  • Dark-Red Persistent Fruit
  • Ornamental Accent Tree
  • Cold Hardy & Adaptable
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Street Tree

The Royalty Crabapple is an ornamental tree with brilliant color and edible fruit. Imagine this impressive specimen as a shade or street tree in your yard! Fragrant blooms, fantastic color and year-round interest, you can easily see why this is one of the top ornamental flowering trees available!

Royalty Crabapple Tree (Malus 'Royalty') is one of the best small trees for outstanding color! It's simply one of the most beautiful trees you'll ever own. Just the leaves alone are a study in grandeur! Their emergence in spring will clothe your tree in a cacophony of purple hues, unlike anything you've ever seen before!

The spring foliage will be rivaled by the deep pink flowers that will beckon pollinators with their lovely sweet fragrance. Complementing the near red flowers, the purple-red foliage combination creates a striking effect upon your emerging spring landscape!

All summer your tree will be filled out in reddish-purple foliage that fades to green and then bursts into autumn with red-orange fall color. Fall also brings ripened small dangling gems in the form of dark red fruit that will provide a beneficial food source for your wildlife! The fruit tends to hang on into winter for added seasonal interest.

There will always be a new shade or hue to enjoy from this tree! Vivid pinks, reds, violets, greens, burgundy, rich purples and violets, and rusty orange, each new season brings a wardrobe change for the Royalty Crabapple!

How to Use Royalty Crabapple Tree In The Landscape

Use as fantastic street trees, these will also look incredible lining your driveway! You’ll bump up the curb appeal of your home immensely with a row of this flowering ornamental beauty adorning your landscape! The blooms along will have folks slowing down as they drive past your home!

A gorgeous accent tree at the corner of your home’s foundation planting or taking a prominent place in the front yard, these specimen trees are the crown jewel of landscape designs!

Plant one around your back patio or seating areas where you’ll be able to enjoy their shade and beauty all season! Be sure to situate one outside a window you frequently walk by, just to witness the change of seasons unfold on this glorious tree!

Flowering Crabs are always go-to trees for their prolific bloom and showy fruit sets! Combined with Royalty’s foliage color changes and incredible cold hardiness, and you’ll have a wonderful tree no matter where you end up planting it!

Just like their Apple tree cousins, the fruit is edible and often used in jams and jellies.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Very cold hardy deciduous trees, Royalty thrives in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 7. This magnificent tree grows up to 20 feet tall and about 20 feet wide when mature. You will want to plant this tree in full sun with well-drained soil for the best growth possible!

Plant Royalty in enriched soil that drains well. Keep young trees well-watered and do not allow them to dry out between waterings until they’re established. Mature and established trees, while drought-tolerant, do best with a weekly watering schedule, maintaining moderate, yet consistent access to moisture in times of need.

For best results, top dress with 3-4 inches of mulch over the top of the root system for all your new landscape plants to buffer the soil temperatures, and maintain even moisture.

Plant 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!

This tree won’t require much work from yourself to maintain its fantastic color display! So order your own Royalty Crabapple Tree from before everyone on the block has one too!

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Royalty Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'Royalty'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Purple-Red
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes