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Prairifire Flowering Crabapple

Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $14.99
    Reg. Price $19.99
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Its showy, dark pink to red flowers draws most people to the prairifire flowering crabapple. And for good reason. The stunning, long-lasting spring blossoms are a sight to behold. But this variety also offer year-round beauty with its changing leaf color. Glossy maroon or purplish-red in spring, the leaves become dark green with purplish-red veins in the summer then a beautiful bronze color in autumn.

  • Features bright red spring flowers and showy fall foliage
  • Produces red-purple edible fruit which attracts wildlife
  • Is a hardy tree capable of growing in a wide range of conditions
  • Will be delivered at height of 3'–4'   



The Prairifire Flowering Crabapple Grows in zones 3 - 8

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Scientific Name

Malus 'Prairifire'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Mature Height


Mature Spread


Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

The fruits of this tree are important food for many birds and mammals.


The tree was introduced by Dr. Daniel Dayton, University of Illinois, in 1982 as a disease-resistant cultivar. His misspelling of the name was intentional.

Crabapple trees are actually members of the rose family, Rosaceae. As with roses, there is a never-ending desire to develop a new form and give it a fanciful name. This has resulted in approximately 800 cultivars of crabapples.

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