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Robinson Flowering Crabapple

Item #2170. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk, bare-root.
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Fast-growing! This popular crabapple tree establishes quickly in the landscape. Upright and spreading with a rounded form. Bears gorgeous crimson buds that open to deep pink single blooms in spring. Leaves change from deep red to rich, verdant green in summer. Small, glossy dark red crabapples appear in fall – a great food source for wildlife! Cold-hardy. Disease-resistant to fireblight, cedar apple rust, and mildew. Matures to be 25-30' tall and wide.


Bloom Color Pink, Red
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Beautiful, disease resistant, fast growing
JANICE C on May 12, 2017
Beautiful, disease resistant, fast growing
JANICE C on May 12, 2017
do you need 2 trees to have fruit?
Jeff N on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you are speaking strictly about this crabapple, no; it is not a fruiting tree. Almost all apple trees need a pollinator, and fruiting crabapple trees serve as good partners as long as the two trees have a similar bloom time.
Are the fruits from Robinson crabapple usable for "pickling"?
Judith F on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are suitable for pickling. We even have an article about pickling crabapples: crabapple pickling: //
Would it work as a pollinator for Honey Crisp?
Marvin S on Jan 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Honeycrisp is a bit of a later bloomer, and this is a pink-bud variety, meaning they're not good pollinators. Whitney or Chestnut crabapple would work if you're particularly interested in a crabapple.
What is the fall color?
Melissa W on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The fall foliage color will vary depending upon where you live, but it's most often a vibrant orange.

Customer Reviews

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Beautifrul tree
Planted this tree last fall and is growing nicely. Beautiful colored leaves and will plant another one soon!!
June 2, 2018
1 year ago
The tree has a lot of growth on it. It appears that Wil a very vigorous plant. So far I am pleased. It made it through the winter. Now will see how the summer effects it.
May 8, 2018
1 year ago
Very Vigorous Crabapple
I was very impressed with the Robinson crabapple tree that I purchased from Stark Brothers. I was sent a very good-sized, healthy specimen. In its very first summer in the ground, it produced a significant amount of new branching/growth. I am looking forward to seeing more growth this summer!
May 7, 2018
1 year ago
Strong and Beautiful
I live in Brooklyn, NY on a very busy Avenue, large trucks rumble past 8 hours a day, My Crabapple withstood the pollution, vibration and uncaring dog owners, and grew 5 feet and flowered in one year. I love the two Crabapples I bought from Stark Brothers as well as the Golden Delicious Apple Tree that has blossoms and also grew 4 feet this past year . I am very impressed with their Grapevines, that climb 6 feet on their Trellis.
Thank you Stark Brothers
May 12, 2018
1 year ago
Robinson Flowering Crab
The little tree has leafed out and seems to be doing fine, so far. We will see what next spring brings.
June 20, 2017
1 year ago
Robinson flowering crabapple
The trees are Stout and have grown well in a year and a half. They have all leaved out nice and I got a few blooms early this year from 2 out of 5 trees. I'm guessing it takes a few years for them to bloom totally but I am happy so far with their health and progression.
November 12, 2018
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with this tree.
November 19, 2018
Tabitha R