Prairifire Crabapple

(Malus sp. "Prairifire")
Zones: 4-8 (click for map)
Prairifire Crabapple--Great color early spring thru early winter
Prairifire Crabapple--Great color early spring thru early winter

This upright rounded crabapple tree is very disease resistant, Unlike the old-time crabapples, this tree requires no chemical spraying to keep its maroon to dark green leaves healthy. The red flower buds open to a dark pinkish red in a gorgeous spring display. The show continues with the pea size, dark red fruit hanging on into winter. Fall foliage is various shades of yellow, orange and red. Prairifire will grow about 1 ft. per year to a height and spread of 20 ft. by 20 ft. Grows in most soil conditions except very wet. Full Sun/Zones 4-8.