Malus x 'Prairifire'Item #6114 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
An outstanding flowering tree with an upright form that becomes rounded with age. Reddish new foliage matures to a dark green. Lovely, deep pink, spring flowers produce persistent, small, dark red-purple fruit. A colorful accent for smaller landscapes. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:MAY-lusPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 21Growth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, 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 InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed before new spring growth appears. Prune as needed to remove dead or damaged wood, or maintain smaller size.Pruning time: winter, when dormant.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.