Prairifire Crabapple

Malus 'Prairifire'

  • Upright, broadly oval to rounded habit
  • Crimson buds open to fragrant bright pinkish-red flowers; among the latest crabs to flower
  • Flowers are followed by medium-sized purple-red crabapples persisting into winter
  • Leaves emerge purple and become dark green with red veins in the summer
  • Foliage turns orange in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Pink (deep)

HEIGHT:
5-6 m

SPREAD:
5-6 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Use as a specimen, in small groups or mixed with other cultivars. Crabapples have visual appeal in the spring with their abundance of showy flowers. Added appeal lies in the fall and winter with their colourful fruit that is attractive to birds.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
Fruit
FLOWERING TIME:
Early Spring
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
Red
Purple
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen