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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


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

not picky

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


part to full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

early to mid summer