Prairie Fire Crabapple

Malus 'Prairie Fire'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: Small growing, flowering tree becoming rounded with age. Dark-pink blossoms open in mid-spring followed by persistent red fruit. New leaves are red turning to red-green in summer then to orange-red in fall. Good disease resistance. Great accent plant. The fruit of crabapples are edible and are often used in jellies but not pleasant eaten fresh.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming trees. Choose species that are resistant to pest damage. Monitor the tree for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis. Protect the trunk especially where maintenance activities, such as mowing, may cause damage. Newly planted trees in areas with high exposure should have the trunk protected during the winter.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
Mature Size: 20' tall and wide
Utah Native: N
Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Period: May - Jun

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter