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Malus 'Prairifire'

Crab Apple

Description: A superb small tree upright in habit with vibrant deep pink single flowers, dark purple to green narrow leaves and attractive small spheroid purple fruit in the autumn. 

History: Developed by D.F Dayton, Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois in 1982.

Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Purple Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune
Disease resistance Disease resistance