Malus 'prairie fire' or the Prairie Fire Crabapple is a stunning tree that blooms with an abundance of bright pink almost red flowers in the spring. In the spring you will also see the dark maroon foliage come on with the flowers adding a unique look to your landscape. In the summer the leaves will lighten a little bit but still offers an eye catching quality as the tree starts to develop its bright red fruit. In fall the leaves transform to a mix of red, orange, and purple with its fruit attracting a variety of birds and wildlife. This is by far one of the most popular of the crabapple varieties due to its foliage and flower colors as well as its open, rounded form.
Crabapples can also pollinate fruit apple trees. If you have apples and are looking for a candidate for cross-pollination prairie fire may be suitable.
|Bloom Color:||Bright, pinkish red|
|Fall Color:||Orange, red|
|Foliage Color:||Maroon aging to reddish green|
|Genus & Species:||Malus 'Prairie Fire'|
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Moist, well drained|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
The tree arrived in great shape. It was packaged very well. I followed the instructions. It has been about two weeks and the leaf buds are starting to open. Very kewl.
I bought some excellent quality trees. The purchasing was easy and straight forward. Thanks
Was skeptical about purchasing online vs in person but it was great. Plants & trees were pulled and waiting for me. Everything was perfect. They are thriving. Very pleased. You won’t be disappointed.
So far, so good!
Arrived very well packaged and in excellent condition. We planted it immediately per instructions and after viewing video. The tree was about 5 ft and straight as an arrow. We just checked it again this afternoon and it is about to bloom. Blooms Nursery staff was exceptional in helping us get the tree ordered and shipped in a very timely manner. This tree replaced an older crab apple tree that was not imumune to dissease and shot bores. We look forward to our new additon growing in our front yard.
Thank you so much.