Go Back Crabapple Prairifire

Malus 'Prairifire'
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Plant Type: Flowering Trees

This disease resistant crab has especially good foliage retention during summer. In spring the foliage emerges reddish-maroon maturing to dark green. Red buds open to pinkish-red flowers followed by dark red-purple, persistent fruit. It blooms later than most crabs. The bark is a glossy dark red with numerous prominent lenticels, and the fruit does not drop. An upright tree that matures to a rounded shape. Disease resistant to scab, fire blight, cedar-apple rust and mildew.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Red buds opening to pinkish-red flowers

Foliage Color

Reddish-maroon foliage in spring maturing to dark green.

Plant Spread

20'

Good Companions

Plant Height

15-24'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

not picky


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

part to full sun

Growth Rate

fast

Seasonal Interests

early to mid summer