Botanical Name: Malus 'Prairie Fire'
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Spacing: 20 feet.
Depth: Plant so the roots are below soil level and water thoroughly.
Spread: 15 - 20 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Color: Intense pinkish-red blossoms.
Foliage: New leaves emerge purple and turn reddish-green as they mature.
Blooms: Spring, 5 - 7 days later than many crabapples.
Fruit: Glossy dark red 1/2 inch fruit.
Form: Rounded crown, upright growth.
Flower Form: Typical crabapple blooms.
Soil Requirements: Tolerates a fairly wide range of soil conditions. Well-drained soil.
Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
Pruning: Prune to remove suckers and watersprouts, prune as young trees to develop good branch structure.
Comments: Beauty for all seasons. Prolific flower production in the Spring. Blooms are very clear and bright, never muddy, new foilage is an attractive purple-maroon, becomes reddish-green and then red, orange and purple in the Fall. Red fruit is persistent into late Fall, even Winter- that is if the birds don't eat them by then. No littering problems, as birds relish the fruit and will eat it directly off the tree. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
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