Did you know?
Although Prairifire Crabapple trees (Malus 'Prairifire') bear edible fruit similar to apples, they are actually part of the rose family - Rosaceae - along with the rest of the Malus genus.
Up to 20 feet tall and wide
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Showy flowers emerge with red buds and bloom in shades of red and purple. Small, dark red-purple, edible fruit remain on branches throughout spring and summer months. Serrated leaves are maroon when young, mature to a lustrous dark green, and fade to shades of orange and red in the autumn.
Pests & Diseases
Great as a specimen, street tree, or in a park setting
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun. These cold hardy trees tolerate a variety of soil types, drought, urban pollution, and are resistant to most pests and diseases typically associated with crabapples (fireblight, mildew, cedar apple rust, Japanese beetles, and scab). Prune in late winter when necessary.
North America, Europe, Asia