Prairifire Flowering Crabapple
- Bright red flowers
- Hardy tree capable of growing in a wide range of conditions
- Showy fall foliage
- Red-maroon young leaves mature to dark green
- Bird and wildlife friendly fruit
- Zones 3 to 8
- Short ornamental tree 15' to 20' by 15' wide
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, HI, WA
Zones 3 - 8
The Prairifire Flowering Crab can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Prairifire Flowering Crab falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees
The Prairifire Flowering Crab grows to be 20' feet in height.
The Prairifire Flowering Crab has a spread of about 15' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This crab does well in full sun.
The Prairifire Flowering Crab grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This crab has oval, rounded shape.
This is an excellent landscape tree that can be planted near utility lines and adjacent to paved surfaces. It is hardy and able to tolerate a wide variety of soil and water conditions. It has showy spring flowers and fall foliage. Our Prairifire Flowering Crabapple seedlings are grafted to Malus Antanovka.
The fruits of the Prairifire Crabapple are important food for many birds & mammals.
The tree was introduced by Dr. Daniel Dayton, University of Illinois, in 1982 as a disease-resistant cultivar.
Some drought resistance.
The leaves of this tree alternate, and are simple, oval, 1 to 4 inches long. Orange-gold in the fall.
April to May.
This tree produces shiny 3/8" red-purple edible fruit which attracts wildlife.
Crabapples are self-fertile, which means they depend on insects such as bees to transfer pollen between flowers on the same tree, though they do not require another tree of the same kind to produce crabapples.
Did you know that crabapples will also pollinate apple trees? However, because bees tend to stay within the same flower color when foraging apple blossoms, try and match the flower color of the crabapple to the apple variety.
The Prairifire Flowering Crabapple is an attractive tree year round. Blooming in the spring, the tree has bright red flowers followed by decorative red-purple fruit. The handsome red-brown bark stands out in the winter and accents the spring flowers and fall foliage. A showy landscape choice all around, but also makes a great tree for birds and animal lovers.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.