Prairiefire Crabapple

Prairiefire crabapple trees are deciduous ornamentals. These spectacular trees produce bright neon pink colored blooms in the spring.  The flowers are comprised of five ruffled looking petals. Blooms on this crabapple are about the size of a quarter. Out of the blooms come long filaments connected to anthers. Filaments of this flower are white, and the anthers are yellow. After the flowers are done blooming in the spring, they turn into bright red fruit. The bright red crabapples are about the size of a fingernail.

The blooms on this crabapple tree last for an extended period.  After the blooms fade, purplish colored leaves emerge.  As the leaves grow, they transition to a green color with a reddish tint.  This color remains all the way through the growing season until the fall when the leaves turn orange.  Prairiefire crabapple trees also produce small fruits.  The fruits are dark red and have a shiny finish on them.  These fruits look like miniature cherries when they are fully developed.  The fruit remains on the tree all winter long adding color and interest.

This variety of crabapple tree is disease resistant and has no significant problems.  Prairiefire crabapple trees tolerate a variety of soil types.  This tree works well as a specimen tree or can add interest to your property when planted in groupings.

Prairiefire Crabapple

Prairiefire Crabapple

Malus ‘Prairiefire’

Plant Details

Flower Color- Neon Pink

Foliage Color- The leaves turn from a purple to a green with a reddish tint.

Zone- 4-9

Height- 20 feet tall

Spread- 20 feet wide

Light- Full Sun

Details- This crabapple variety is a medium growing tree.  The tree is deer resistant and is hardy is most environmental conditions.

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