Malus ‘Prairifire’

Prairifire Crabapple Bud Prairifire Crabapple Flower Prairifire Crabapple Spring

Height: 15-20′
Spread: 20′

Shape: Upright, spreading becoming rounded
Foliage: Maroon then to green

Fall Foliage: Bronze
Flower Color: Single, red-purple

Fruit: 3/8-1/2″ Maroon
Zone: 4-7

This disease resistant cross by Dr. Dan Dayton, University of Illinois, has especially good foliage retention during summer. It blooms later than most crabs. The bark is a glossy dark red with numerous prominent lenticels, and the fruit does not drop. 1996 Iowa Tree of the Year.

drought tolerant icon Attracts butterflies icon Attracts birds icon

Drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies and birds!

Photos courtesy of Bailey Nurseries