Prairifire Crabapple

Malus x 'Prairifire'

SKU
6114
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. Full sun. Moderate-growing to 15 to 20 feet high, equal width. Budded on Malus MM III rootstock for reduced suckering. Good disease resistance.
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Botanical PronunciationMAY-lus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureShowy Flowers and Fruit

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed before new spring growth appears. Thin heavy crops in early summer to prevent breakage or damage. Prune as needed to remove dead or damaged wood, or maintain smaller size.

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