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Malus 'Prairifire'

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Malus 'Prairifire' - Prairifire Crabapple

More About 'Prairifire'

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

Zone:

4

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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Prairifire Crabapple 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.


'Prairifire' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright
Oval

Foliage Color

Purple
Red
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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