Flowering Crabapple 'Robinson'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Robinson
Hybridized by C. M. Hobbs Nursery
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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Russell, Kentucky

Abita Springs, Louisiana

Traverse City, Michigan

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Charleston, South Carolina

El Paso, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 18, 2010, coppelia from Redmond, WA wrote:

Blooms are beautiful but tends to have problems with leaf spot and mold immediately after spring blooming in the Pacific Northwest.


On May 15, 2009, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very excited to add two large Robinsons to our garden today.
Found them for a mere five dollars at a clearance sale in
superb condition and growing fine. Will post pictures when
they are established and blooming.


On Mar 18, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Said to be the fastest growing cultivar. growth is outward, spreading, rounded.bronze green foliage.new foliage has burgandy tint.3/8" red fruit.(fruit on mine ages to burgandy black)

mine blooms in March.new buds are dark burgandy. flowers open dk rose and fade to light pink and finally near white. As all of these colors can be seen on the plant at the same time, it can be quite stunning.