Malus Prairifire Crabapple

Malus - Prairifire Crabapple
Prairifire is a showy crabapple. New leaves start with a glossy reddish maroon color and mature to a rich dark green. This variety has very good foliage retention throughout the summer. It blooms later than most crabapples and has stunning showy dark pink to red spring flowers.

Height: 15′ – 20′

Width: 15′ – 20′

Exposure: Full sun.

Fruit / Flower: Red crabapple 3/8″. Purple-Red.

Fall Color: Orange-Red-Copper.

Water: Keep moist to establish (2 years). Once established, these trees don’t need extra watering as they are fairly drought tolerant. If the season is unusually dry a deep watering once a week at the base of the tree will suffice.

Fertilizer: Use a general fertilizer once a year just before new growth, although this is not necessary with most apple trees.

Pruning: Crabapples will perform best with regular annual pruning. Dead branches, water sprouts and smaller growth should be removed periodically. Generalized pruning is best done in late fall or dormancy. Prune away branches that are crossed.

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