Crabapple (Malus 'Prairie Fire') in the Apples Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Prairifire
Prairiefire

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12-15 feet
Plant Spread: 12-15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: Iowa
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Location: My GardensDate: May 10, 2014In Bright Sunshine
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Location: Iowa
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Location: central OhioDate: 2003-11-08 crabapples on a fall day
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Location: Iowa
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Date: 2014-04-19
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Location: My GardensDate: May 10, 2014Against A Blue Sky
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Location: Iowa
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Location: Iowa
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Date: 2011-04-05A wonderful early bloomer. Blooms before the Kwansan Cherry trees
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Location: central OhioDate: Dec. 2005After the severe ice storm Dec. 2005.
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Location: Iowa
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: Summer 08That's a "tree gator" around the base for watering & a tarp off t
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Date: 2016-04-15
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Location: Iowa
By Legalily
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-04-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-04-17
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Comments:
Posted by daylily on Dec 3, 2011 1:16 PM

Here in my zone 5/6 garden, Prairie Fire has withstood drought, heavy rains, ice storms, snow - all without a bit of problems. It is a four season tree. Lovely branching and bark in the winter, with the crabapples hanging on into December and sometimes January. Beautiful blooms in the spring. Lovely shiny heathy foliage in the summer. Fall, good color. The Cedar Waxwings visit it during migration and feast on the abundant fruit. A favorite.

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