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Prairifire Flowering Crabapple

Prairifire Flowering Crabapple Malus 'Prairifire'



Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #3017
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    2' - 3'
    Member Price $10.98
    Reg. Price $17.00
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Overview

The Prairifire Flowering Crabapple grows in zones 3-8.
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 2'–3'   

 




Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

N/A–20'

Mature Spread

N/A–15'

Growth Rate

Medium

Shape

Oval

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.

History/Lore

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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