Malus x 'Prairifire'Item #6114 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Outstanding flowering tree; upright form becomes rounded with age. New growth is reddish maturing to dark green. Persistent, small, dark red-purple fruit. Colorful accent for smaller landscapes. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:MAY-lusPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 21Growth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy FruitFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasThis easy-to-grow accent tree can be used as a single specimen in the front yard for curb appeal, or in the back where you may enjoy its seasonal changes. An excellent habitat and food source for wildlife. Its dark fruit is very decorative but may stain light-colored paving. There is nothing more beautiful than a gateway flanked with flowering Crabapple, or a long run of them up the driveway for a large-scale display. Perfect for country and cottage gardens to achieve that old-fashioned romantic character.Companion PlantsPlum (Prunus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Lavender (Lavandula)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.