The Robinson Crab Apple is a superb choice for a small spring-flowering tree in colder parts of the country. It will bloom reliably where other spring trees fail. In warmer areas it continues the spring display into May, as well as carrying clusters of attractive bright red fruit right into the winter months. It grows into a small tree, 15 to 25 feet tall, and a similar width, with a rounded crown. The young spring leaves are a rich purple, emerging just as the flowers fade. They change for the summer into deep green, and then turn orange in the fall. The flowers begin as burgundy-red buds, open deep pink, and then turn paler pink, before ending almost white. The kaleidoscope of colors makes the tree always interesting throughout all the seasons.
- Mature size is 15-25 ft tall/wide
- Hardy in zones 4-8
- Full Sun to Light Shade
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.