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Robinson Crabapple Tree
Malus x 'Robinson'
Crabapple Trees are enjoying a resurgence in popularity due in large part to improvements in disease resistance and increased length of flowering season. The Robinson Crabapple is a great example of the improvements by breeders. This crabapple tree is covered in cheerful pink flowers in mid to late spring.
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Robinson Crabapple Tree for Sale OnlineThe Robinson Crabapple tree is a fast-growing ornamental tree that covers itself with cheerful pink flowers in spring. Bronzy summer leaves turn to fiery orange. The glossy red fruits persist well into winter attracting birds.
Profusion Crabapple Tree Highlights
- The most heat, humidity, and drought tolerant flowering crabapple
- Mid spring bloomer with beautiful Pink blossoms that cover the branches
- Maroon crabapples in summer and fall
- Coppery-orange fall color
- Good disease resistance
- Drought-tolerant once established
About Your Robinson Crabapple Tree
Mid-Spring Pink Flowering Crabapple Tree
The Robinson Crabapple has excellent disease resistance, drought tolerance and a vigorous growing habit making it one of the easier crabapples to grow. Deep crimson buds open to deep pink flowers in the spring, and are followed by bronze-tinted green foliage in the summer. The Coppery-orange fall color will spice up your garden The red fruits that persists into winter are a favorite of many bird species.
|Mature Height:||20 to 25 feet|
|Mature Width:||20 to 25 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous tree, Spring flowering|
|Habit:||Upright, umbrella shaped canopy|
|Foliage:||Bronze Green, brilliant bronze-orange fall color|
|Flower Color:||Pink, Very floriferous|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites|
How to Care for Robinson Crabapple Tree
Follow these guidelines for the best results
Step 1: Planting
Remove a container-grown Crabapple tree carefully from its pot and, if your tree's roots are balled and wrapped, carefully remove the wrapping. Water a container-grown or balled tree well before you begin, because this helps keep soil in place around the roots. Place the tree in a pre-dug hole that's at least 1 foot wider in diameter than its roots, ensuring that you plant the tree at the same depth as it was earlier. Backfill the hole with soil amended with compost and water the tree well, ensuring that there are no air pockets around its roots. We highly recommend that you mulch your Crabapple tree with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
Step 2: Fertilize
Trees such as Robinson Crabapple Tree grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Crabapples again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with Crabapple Tree.
Step 3: Water
Once the crabapple tree is planted, it's critical to give it adequate water to help its roots recover and send out new sprouts. Water the tree every 3 days for the first few weeks, then water weekly, aiming for at least 1 inch of water each week. If you plant your tree when weather is warm, it's a good idea to check the soil under the tree every few days to ensure it never becomes completely dry.