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Prairifire Crabapple

Malus 'Prairifire'

Interesting Flower Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Disease resistant cultivar with purplish new leaves that change to dark green, abundant clear red-pink blossoms, and persistent, red fruit through winter.

Growing Conditions:
Best in full to part sun and tolerant of a variety of soil types.

Uses:
Edible, persistent fruit attracts birds and is good for winter interest.

Height:
20' at maturity

Width:
15' at maturity

Shape:
Upright, spreading, becoming round.

Flowers:
Crimson buds become bright, pinkish-red, five-petalled flowers.

Leaves:
Red-maroon aging to dark green.

Bark:
Glossy, dark red-brown.

Cultivar developed at the University of Illinois in 1962.